Welcome to The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s Online Image Collection

Here you can search for images and objects in the collection, or browse by theme or collection.

Use the sidebar buttons to navigate. You can simply type a term in the search box, or used the more advanced search options available through the search button. “Themes” are groups of objects we have selected to represent specific events, or other categories. “Collections are similar groups, often representing specific groups (donations, photograph albums, etc.) in our collection.


There are over 30,000 records in the collection and only a small subset of them are currently searchable, but check back often as we work to add more items to the online database.

Images provided here may be used for personal or research purposes only. Users who wish to obtain higher resolution versions, or who wish to include images in a publication, broadcast, production, commercial web page, or any other commercial venture should read our use guidelines and fees, and contact Genevieve LeMoine (glemoine@bowdoin.edu) for permission.

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