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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. 

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Haffenreffer Museum collaborates with RISD Museum for Egungun Exhibition

Curators from the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology collaborated with curators and professors working with the RISD Museum on a new exhibition, titled "Whirling Return of the Ancestors:  Egungun Masquerade Ensembles of the Yoruba," opening July 15 at the RISD Museum.  Works on loan from the Haffenreffer Museum are displayed alongside newly commissioned pieces from Yoruba artists in Benin.  

(Distributed July 7, 2016)