Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology


Hands-on Teaching Space in Manning Hall.

Located in Manning Hall, the CultureLab offers students an opportunity to directly interact with objects from the Museum’s collection. Museum staff work closely with instructors to select objects for class visits and assignments, and we ask interested instructors to email a Research Request/Collection Access form to HaffenrefferMuseum@brown.edu at least three weeks in advance.

Please note that, while the CultureLab is best suited for groups of 12 or fewer students, we can accommodate larger classes as scheduling and space allows.

“ The hands-on approach to highly meaningful objects allowed the students to overcome the traditional framing of the museum experience ... The class proved to be extraordinarily enriching to all the participants, and to raise several issues that will stay with us throughout the semester. ”

Pedro Lopes de Almeida, PhD. Student, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies POBS 0620: Mapping the Portuguese-Speaking Cultures: Portugal and Africa