The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's Collections Research Center in Bristol, RI, holds more than one million ethnographic objects, archaeological specimens and images from all parts of the world, with particular strengths in the Americas, Africa and Southeast Asia. These collections include nearly 60,000 objects collected by Rudolf F. Haffenreffer before his death in 1954 and a similar number obtained through fieldwork, donations, and strategic acquisitions since the Museum became part of Brown University in 1955.
These collections are available at the Research Center to faculty, students, and researchers by appointment. Select collections may be brought to CultureLab for access on the Brown University campus. Please contact Kevin Smith, Deputy Director, for access information.