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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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Welcome to the New Manager of Museum Education and Programs

We are proud to welcome Leah Burgin to the Haffenreffer Museum's team as our new Manager of Museum Education and Programs. Leah previously assisted the Museum as an Education and Outreach Assistant, helped to organize the student docent group MUSE, and coordinated our "Think Like an Archaeologist" outreach program. Leah has degrees in anthropological archaeology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and public humanities from Brown University's department of American Studies. Prior to joining our team, she was involved in developing public interpretation and museum education programs for the National Park Service, the National Zoo, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Building Museum. 

(Distributed August 1, 2017)