Six Decades at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

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Commencement 2017


This weekend, the Brown University Class of 2017 will be graduating. We would like to congratulate all the graduating seniors for their hard work, integrity, and perseverance. Brown University students have consistently had a profound role in the ongoing narrative of the Haffenreffer Museum. While the museum is dedicated to serving the students of Brown, as well as the local community, countless students over the past sixty years have stepped up to shape the museum. We want to thank all Brown students, graduates, and alumni for their contribution to museum’s unique and rich history.

Find out more about Brown students’ roles in the Haffenreffer Museum’s history through the Sixty at 60 tag: Undergraduate Degree

Navigating Tags

Thank you all for supporting the Sixty at 60 blog, and continuing to follow the unique history of the museum as it’s been illustrated by our contributors. We have already published more than a quarter of our sixty-posts-for-sixty-years goal, and are looking forward to sharing many more!

While the number of posts grow, we the encourage you to explore the connections between different experiences and narratives. Below are a list of the tags connecting posts to their relevant decades of involvement, topic areas, etc., and their definitions, to help you navigate the 60 year history of the Haffenreffer Museum:

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Update: Holiday Hiatus

Happy Holidays from the Haffenreffer Museum! We hope you have a festive Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Objects: An Alaskan basketry plaque hand-crafted in the early 1950's, and two Kippahs (scull caps) from the Abayudaya people of eastern Uganda.

Objects: An Alaskan basketry plaque hand-crafted in the early 1950’s, and two Kippahs (head coverings) from the Abayudaya people of eastern Uganda.

The Haffenreffer Museum’s gallery in Manning Hall will be closed during Brown University’s winter break: Dec 23rd through Jan 3rd.

Sixty at 60 will take a short hiatus and resume posting in the new year. In the meantime, we invite you to check out our website for our Year in Review.

On behalf of the Friends Board and the Haffenreffer Museum staff, we wish you all a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you throughout the coming year!


Kevin Smith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, and the staff of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology


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