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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)

Gallery Closing for Exhibit Installation

The Haffenreffer Museum's public gallery at Manning Hall will be closed Saturday, March 24th, until May 11th during exhibit installation.

Other Museum operations, like our outreach programs, events, research, and general communications, will continue as normal.

(Distributed March 20, 2018)

Faculty Fellows Call for Applications for 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 academic year. This program supports the development of courses and course components using the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic collections.

(Distributed March 2, 2018)

Project Coordinator Hired for Arctic Collection Inventory

We are proud to welcome Annalisa Heppner to the Haffenreffer Museum team as new Project Coordinator for the inventory and rehousing of the Alaskan archaeological collections. Heppner joins us from Portland, Oregon, where she has been working as an archaeological project manager for a cultural resources management firm. Hepner holds an MA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, with experience in Northwestern and Western Alaskan archaeology and ethnography. She has also helped manage sensitive collections in academic and museum settings.  

(Distributed February 2, 2018)
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