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Explore the Richness and Diversity of the World's Cultures!

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 CultureLab in Manning Hall, and at the Collections Research Center. 

Recent News

International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage: Accepting Applications

International Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World have announced a postdoctoral position opportunity accepting applications. The International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Institute for the Humanities for a term of two years, beginning July 2018. 

(Distributed January 10, 2018)

Deputy Director on Travel Channel's 'Expedition Unknown'

Deputy Director Kevin Smith joins the Travel Channel's two-part season premiere of 'Expeditions Unknown'

On December 27th, 9 PM, the Travel Channel's top rated series Expedition Unknown kicks off their fourth season with a two-part episode about Viking myth and mystery. The Haffenreffer Museum's Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Kevin P. Smith, joins adventurer Josh Gates to explore the origins of Viking expansion from Denmark to Iceland, Greenland, Canada, and the United States. 

(Distributed December 12, 2017)