"Believing Africa", The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's acclaimed exhibition, drew largely on its own collections to investigate the diversity and dynamic nature of African beliefs. It explored how Africans, today and in the past, have called on different religious traditions for meaning and answers to enduring existential questions about sickness and well-being, wealth and poverty, war and peace, power and helplessness, birth, death, and what is perceived to lie beyond.

"Believing Africa" was curated by undergraduate and graduate students under the guidance of Museum staff and Anthropology Department faculty.

Over its two and a half year run, Believing Africa was seen by 25,000 visitors from around the world and formed the basis for dozens of university seminars and hundreds of undergraduate papers

"Believing Africa" opened in May of 2006 and closed to the public in December, 2009.

Credits: Please visit our website for all who have contributed to this exhibition Brown.edu/Haffenreffer

Videography--Daniel Byers

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