The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum collection is built around material donated by Donald B. MacMillan
during his long career as an arctic explorer and researcher. MacMillan gave the museum his unparalleled collection of over 9000 images
, including black and white photographs, hand-tinted glass lantern and 35 mm slides. He also donated motion picture films and objects he collected in Greenland, Labrador and Baffin Island. Since that time the museum collection has continued to grow. Photographs and motion picture film continue be an important aspect of the collection, as do historic Inuit artifacts. We also have a significant and growing collection of contemporary art and crafts from across the Arctic.
You can explore the collection in more detail through our new web kiosk.