Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Pop-up Museum: Your Favorite Things
November 12, 2013 - November 12, 2013
Arctic Museum main galleries


Thank you to all the participants for making this first Pop-up Museum a great success! Many people brought favorite things to share and display, ranging from much-loved childhood toys to art objects and historic curiosities. Others brought themselves to view this array of treasures and meet their owners. Everyone enjoyed the conversations that these diverse objects generated, to say nothing of the selection of 'pop' themed treats provided by Bowdoin's ever-inventive Dining Service.

Take a look at some snapshots from the event, and start thinking about your contribution to our next Pop-up Museum. In the meantime, be sure to visit The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through June 8, 2014.


The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art invite you to participate in Bowdoin's first Pop-Up Museum!

A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up at a venue to display their objects and share information about them.  A Pop-Up Museum lasts a few hours and then is gone!

Do you have a favorite object you are willing to let others see?  Bring it to Hubbard Hall the evening of November 12th.  Bowdoin College students and staff from Bowdoin's two museums will help you exhibit your treasure and share a story about it.  Or, just come and see what others have brought!


    Bring an item that you can easily carry up a flight of stairs and display on a table.

    Please, no live animals or plants.

    No weapons or objects that look like real weapons.

    Nothing that requires an external source of power.

Open to the Bowdoin Community

For more information call 725-3416.

Pop-up Museum, November 12, 2013, 6:30-6:30 PM.
Anne Witty prepares to photograph and register an object.

Student visitors examine Prof. Burke Long's collection of antique celluloid promotional pieces.
Dave Maschino demonstrates a mystery implement for Jonathan Taggart.

Diane Schetky shows photographs to Amy Hawkes.
John Cross and Suzanne Bergeron talk about a letter sent to his father, stationed overseas, by his colleagues at the college with Christmas greetings in 1943.

Kermit Smyth talks about his animal-themed bottle caps with a group of visitors.