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The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching museum.  A resource across the university, we inspire creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world. We provide opportunities for faculty and students to work with collections and the public, teaching through objects and programs in classrooms, in the gallery in Manning Hall, and at the Collections Research Center.

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Mellon Fellow Call for Applications
Andrew W. Mellon Teaching Fellowships

September 2014

PROVIDENCE, RI — The RISD Museum and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology invite interested RISD and Brown University faculty to apply for one-year Teaching Fellowships as part of a collaborative project, Assemblages, funded by the Mellon Foundation, focusing on the evolving field of object-based teaching and research. Two fellowships are available (one from each institution) in this cycle (academic year 2014-15). More... 


CultureLab is an exciting area in the Museum that allows for hands-on research!  Visit our CultureLab page to find out more.