The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's Collections Research Center holds more than one million ethnographic objects, archaeological specimens and images from all parts of the world, with particular strengths in the Americas, Africa and Southeast Asia. These collections include nearly 60,000 objects collected by Rudolf F. Haffenreffer before his death in 1954 and a similar number obtained through fieldwork, donations, and strategic acquisitions since the Museum became part of Brown University in 1955. The Haffenreffer Museum's collections are housed at its Collections Research Center in Bristol, RI, and are available to researchers by appointment. Please contact Kevin Smith, Deputy Director, or Thierry Gentis, Associate Curator, to discuss research and for questions about access.


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