Objects inspire questions, and the Museum supports instructors, students, and researchers in answering those questions.

To inquire about using the Museum’s collections, archives, or Circumpolar Laboratory for your research, email a completed Research Request/Collections Access form to [email protected].

Interested researchers can learn more about the Museum’s collections here, as well as check out our publications and online resources.

Please note that researchers are responsible for their own transportation to/from the Collections Research Center, open by appointment only in Bristol, RI.

Collecting Grants

Brown University instructors and students conducting field research are encouraged to apply for Collecting Grants. A limited number of small grants are available for the collection of objects that contribute to the Museum’s mission.

Email [email protected] for more information.