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The 2018 Annual Report is Available Now

The 2018 issue of Contexts 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 June 7, 2018)

Exhibit Opening Review: Drone Warriors and "Sacred is Sacred"

On Friday, May 11th 2018, the Museum opened two new exhibitions: Drone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing Rock and "Sacred is Sacred": The Art of Protecting Bears Ears. The reception was attended by artists, students, curators, activists, and an engaged audience from Brown and the local community. 

(Distributed May 31, 2018)

The Online Catalogue makes the Collection more accessible

Cradleboard (Iroquois), made late 19th century, collected from the St. Regis Reservation in 1890, Rudolf F. Haffenreffer Collection.Cradleboard (Iroquois), made late 19th century, collected from the St. Regis Reservation in 1890, Rudolf F. Haffenreffer Collection.The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology has published an Online Collection Catalogue, making over two thousand object records available to search and review online. Researchers, students, and a global public audience can now explore highlights from the Haffenreffer Museum’s permanent collection by specific object types, culture/people, geographic region, or artist/maker.

(Distributed April 26, 2018)

Mellon Grant to fund Preservation and Reorganization

Mellon grant to fund preservation, reorganization of Native American collections

This article was originally published April 9, 2018 by News at Brown - read the original

The grant will help the Haffenreffer Museum preserve holdings like this elk skin Sioux dress, which was collected from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1929.The grant will help the Haffenreffer Museum preserve holdings like this elk skin Sioux dress, which was collected from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1929.

With a new $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will launch a four-year project that will strengthen scholarship on the Museum’s Native American and indigenous collections and make them more accessible.

(Distributed April 10, 2018)
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