Research & Collections

In a resolutely decolonial perspective, we contribute to advancing the state of knowledge on a particular period, contemporary issue or cultural phenomenon by mobilizing the MEG collection.

Politique de gestion des collections [PDF 0.3 Mo]

Collection management policy [PDF 0.3 Mo]

Richtlinie für die Verwaltung von Sammlungen [PDF 0.3 Mo]

The Strategic Plan 2020-2024 encourages an interdisciplinary approach to research and values the involvement of the public in the preparation of programmes intended for them. It has five major axes :

  • Decolonizing the museum
  • Strengthening local and international partnerships
  • Inlcuding new publics
  • Inspiring creation
  • Becoming a leading museum in the field of sustainable development

What is Research at MEG ?

Decolonising Open Data

Respecting the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples

Samuel Baud-Bovy archive

Archives internationales de musique populaire

Decolonizing provenance research

International conference

Behind the scenes of the exhibition "Jean Dubuffet, a barbarian in Europe"



Archives internationales de musique populaire

The Songs of Sea Workers

Archives internationales de musique populaire

Mingei in Geneva


Perspectives for the 22nd Century

Archives internationales de musique populaire

Mali. The art of griots of Kela, 1978-2019

Archives internationales de musique populaire

On the road to Albania with Eugène Pittard and Noëlle Roger in 1921


Examining the provenance of a rare Native American shirt

Supporting advanced research at the museum

Reconnecting Milingimbi's objects and the descendants of their creators

Reconnecting sources communities with collections

Georges Amoudruz à Vercorin


The Reawakening of MEG's Musical Instruments

Reanimating objects

Musical Archives of West Africa The 1970s in Bouake

Archives internationales de musique populaire

History of the collections