Collections Research Center

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's Collections Research Center is located in Bristol, RI. It houses the Museum's main offices and research spaces, including the Circumpolar Laboratory, as well as the Museum's Education Outreach program. 

The Center is not open to the public; however, University faculty, students, and researchers are may request access by appointment and determined by staff availability.  We can accommodate groups of up to twenty people.

Please submit a completed Research Access Request/Collection Access Form to [email protected] at least three weeks in advance to discuss space availability and objects of interest.

Students from the Public Humanities program visit the Collections Research Center in Bristol to choose items for their class projectStudents from the Public Humanities program visit the Collections Research Center in Bristol to choose items for their class project

RISD Professor Barbara Seidenath, and class visit the Collections Research Center in Bristol to study and sketch objects associated with adornment.RISD Professor Barbara Seidenath, and class visit the Collections Research Center in Bristol to study and sketch objects associated with adornment.