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Brown University, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
21 Prospect Street Providence RI 02912 United States
Phone+1 401.863.5700
General Description / Special Programs

Museum is a unit of Brown University. Worldwide ethnographic and archaeological collections and exhibit gallery. Museum participates in the MA in Museum Anthropology offered by the Department of Anthropology, Brown University. Elementary and secondary education programs through outreach. Volunteer/intern programs. Research Center in Bristol, RI; exhibition gallery in Manning Hall on Brown campus.

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Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Rudolf Haffenreffer 3rd Native American internship: competitive, semester-long internship for American Indian students at Brown wishing experience in collections management, education, exhibitions, and other aspects of museum operations. Applicants must be in residence for a full semester. Stipend.

Grants Or Funding Small grants for collections development available to affiliated researchers, students, faculty, and staff.
Support Opportunities

Rudolf F. Haffenreffer 3rd Internship for Native American undergraduates at Brown; internships, by arrangement, for students from Brown and elsewhere.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Facilities for visiting scholars: Research collections, study space, library.

Collections Ethnographic collection (ca. 21,000 objects); global, with strengths in North America (esp Plains, subarctic), Sub-Saharan Africa, South America (lowland tropical Peru, Andean), Southeast Asia. Archaeological collection (ca. 73,000 objects) with strengths in North America (esp Northwest Alaska and Southern New England), Central America and South America (Andean). Photographic archive (ca. 30,000 images), strong in the Americas: includes Herbert J Spinden photographic archive on early Mesoamerican archaeology. Circumpolar Laboratory, a federal repository with 800,000+ archaeological objects, mainly western Arctic.
Library Resources General anth, Native American, African, material culture studies; 4000 volumes

Contexts (annual newsletter); Occasional Publication Series, Studies in Anthropology and Material Culture; Research Reports of the Circumpolar Laboratory (online); exhibit catalogues.

Certs Offered 0
American Association of Museums, New England Museum Association, Association of Science and Technology Centers
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Haffenreffer Museum Student Group welcomes undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in exploring museums with like-minded peers. Members will participate in professional development opportunities, work on projects, take field trips to local museums, and regularly discuss issues facing museums today.
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0