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Explore the Richness and Diversity of the World's Cultures!

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

Recent News

Performing the Artifact

Our Teaching Fellow from RISD, Jane South, has started a blog chronicling the work she's doing with objects from our collections under the Haffenreffer/RISD Museum Assemblages project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her perspective as an artist is certainly helping us look at our collections in ways we've never considered!

(Distributed February 27, 2015)