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

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Michèle Hayeur Smith Awarded NSF Supplement Research Grant

Michèle Hayeur Smith, a research associate at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University, has been awarded a supplement to the grant, Weaving Islands of Cloth: Gender, Textiles, and Trade across the North Atlantic from the Viking Age to the Early Modern Period (NSF # 1303898). This grant was originally awarded in August, 2013, funded by the National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Sciences. This latest award will support her continued research on women’s roles in the production and trade of cloth across the North Atlantic from the Viking Age until the early 1800s. The total amount of this supplement is $238,590, bringing the total amount received for "Weaving Islands of Cloth” to $840,689.

(Distributed September 23, 2016)