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 edition of Contexts is the first online version of the annual report of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. We have shifted to a digital format to provide greater access to our activities and programs and to allow for new ways of presenting what we do. We did not publish a report in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This issue covers 2020, 2021 and part of 2022.
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Brown University's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is now accepting applications for three positions: Associate Director, Administrative/ Communications Coordinator, and Circumpolar Laboratory Inventory Project Manager.
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This is the fifth 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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