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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

Announcing New Faculty Fellow for 2019-2020

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is pleased to welcome Yannis Hamilakis, Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies, as the newest Faculty Fellow. Hamilakis will be using the museum's collections to support the development of courses and course components for 2019-2020.

(Distributed May 24, 2019)

Contexts 2019 is Available Now

The 2019 issue of Contexts is officially complete. The physical edition is being mailed to donors, collegues, and friends of the Museum, and the high-definition PDF is now available online for free. Contexts is the Haffenreffer Museum's annual report highlighting events, research projects, student projects, educational programs, recent acquisitions, and other significant updates from the Museum.

(Distributed May 20, 2019)