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Explore the Richness and Diversity of the World's Cultures!

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University's teaching and research 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

Introducing a New Virtual Teaching Module: This Land is Home

The Haffenreffer Museum is proud to introduce a new virtual teaching resource for PreK-12 educators. This Land is Home: A Seasonal Round in Native New England is a self-paced, virtual learning module that explores how the seasons shape traditional and contemporary Indigenous lifeways in New England. This is a free resource that takes approximately 1 hour to complete, and although it is designed primarily for 3rd-5th grade students, it is an engaging learning experience for students of all ages. 

(Distributed September 18, 2020)

Fall 2020 Academic Support Options

As the Brown University community prepares for a hybrid virtual/in-person academic year, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is offering new and adapted resources to support instructors and students during the Fall 2020 semester. 

(Distributed August 3, 2020)