Brown receives $5M to prep Haffenreffer Museum for a move to Providence

Updated at 2:13 p.m.

IN A STATEMENT THURSDAY, Brown University announced a $5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will fund efforts to catalog, photography and establish a professional inventory of the school's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology collection prior to a yet-to-be-determined relocation to Providence from Bristol. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY
BROWN UNIVERSITY announced that a $5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will fund efforts to catalog, photography and establish a professional inventory of the school's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology collection prior to a relocation to Providence from Bristol. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE – Preparation for a planned move from Bristol to Providence for the Brown University Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology was announced Thursday after the receipt of a $5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant. Cataloging, photographing and storage of the museum’s collection – which includes nearly one million ethnographic objects and archaeological specimens – will…

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