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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

Curatorial Assistant Hired for “Engaging the Americas” Project

The Haffenreffer Museum is proud to welcome Dr. Pınar Durgun as the new Curatorial Assistant for the "Engaging the Americas" Project. The project is funded by a four-year, $500,000 grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in April 2018, and will enable the Haffenreffer Museum to document, conserve, and reorganize the ethnographic and archaeological objects in the Haffenreffer collections. The grant will also enable the Museum to reorganize and rehouse Rudolf Haffenreffer’s archaeological specimens from New England, especially the Narragansett basin.  

(Distributed February 4, 2019)