Stone Ax on display at the Charter Museum

Rudolf F. Haffenreffer CollectionRudolf F. Haffenreffer CollectionVisitors to the Charter Museum at the Rhode Island State House can now see a Stone Ax on loan from the Haffenreffer Museum collection. The lithic originates from the Late Woodland Period, which spans from 1000 BCE to 900 AD, and was found on Block Island.

(Distributed February 26, 2019)

Faculty Fellows Call for Applications for 2019-2020 Academic Year

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is pleased to invite proposals from tenure-track faculty at Brown University for our Faculty Fellows Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This program supports the development of courses and course components using the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic collections.

(Distributed February 21, 2019)

Curatorial Assistant Hired for “Engaging the Americas” Project

The Haffenreffer Museum is proud to welcome Dr. Pınar Durgun as the new Curatorial Assistant for the "Engaging the Americas" Project. The project is funded by a four-year, $500,000 grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in April 2018, and will enable the Haffenreffer Museum to document, conserve, and reorganize the ethnographic and archaeological objects in the Haffenreffer collections. The grant will also enable the Museum to reorganize and rehouse Rudolf Haffenreffer’s archaeological specimens from New England, especially the Narragansett basin.  

(Distributed February 4, 2019)

Museum Closed for Winter Break

The Haffenreffer Museum will be closed from December 22nd through January 1st for the Winter Break. This includes the Museum's Gallery at Manning Hall and the Collection Research Center in Bristol. Regular open hours will resume Wednesday, January 2nd 2019. 

We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season, and we're looking forward to seeing you in the New Year! 

(Distributed December 14, 2018)
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