Academic Resources and Collections

Brown University's strength in the study of global antiquityArtifact from Petra, Jordan lies not only in the concentration and excellence of our faculty, but also in the resources available for faculty and students to use in research and further exploration.  In an effort to follow the example of Brown's library staff, who have used their expertise to compile collections of online and on-campus resources relevant to early cultures, the Program in Early Cultures here also seeks to feature some of the university's many extraordinary collections of ancient objects. These resources are housed throughout the campus, not only in our museum, libraries, and special collections, but in individual departments and institutes, secure storage, and other locations that are otherwise inaccessible -- or at least invisible -- to the public. 

By sharing information on these unique resources, PEC hopes to encourage their further study and use, both by Brown's own faculty and students and by researchers who may choose to learn more about the objects, either remotely or by visiting them on Brown's campus.