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The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching 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.

Top News!

Appointment of Faculty Associates

October 2014

PROVIDENCE, RI — The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is pleased to announce the appointment of three Faculty Associates, Professor William Simmons, Professor Steven Lubar and Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hoover. More... 


CultureLab is an exciting area in the Museum that allows for hands-on research!  Visit our CultureLab page to find out more.