Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Inspiring creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world. 

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 gallery in Manning Hall, and at the Collections Research Center.

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The Haffenreffer Museum welcomes you to attend dynamic, free public programs, including workshops, open houses, poetry readings, talks, and more.
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This is the third installment of "Mellon Seeds". In the ongoing series, the Museum’s collection team shares stories emerging from their current work on two inventory projects funded by the Mellon Foundation: “Engaging the Americas” and “Transforming the Haffenreffer.” The projects will culminate in the Museum’s move to Providence.
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Mellon Seeds: Sorting through the 7771s

This is the second installment of "Mellon Seeds". In the ongoing series, the Museum’s collection team shares stories emerging from their current work on two inventory projects funded by the Mellon Foundation: “Engaging the Americas” and “Transforming the Haffenreffer.” The projects will culminate in the Museum’s move to Providence.
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“ The Haffenreffer Museum acknowledges that Brown University currently resides on the traditional homelands of the Narragansett and Wampanoag peoples, who have stewarded this land through the generations. We recognize and respect their enduring relationships to this place, in the past, present, and future. ”

Haffenreffer Museum Land Acknowledgement