Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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April 28, 2016 - March 26, 2017
Arctic Museum main galleries
An exhibition of sculptures and prints featuring the work of Canadian and Alaskan Inuit artists.
January 12, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Hubbard Hall foyer
An image exhibit showcasing the winners of the Arctic Biodiversity photography competition sponsored by the Conservation of Arctic Fauna and Flora Secretariat (CAFF) of the Arctic Council.
November 14, 2014 - December 04, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
In the summer of 1913, Donald B. MacMillan and six other men set off on an expedition to conduct research and exploration in the far north. Marking the 100th anniversary of this major expedition, this exhibit highlights the results of their extensive fieldwork, and looks at field studies being conducted by contemporary researchers in the same region.
April 05, 2012 - December 31, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
As a pioneering Arctic explorer, Peary relied on many extraordinary people, including his family, financial backers, loyal expedition members, and the Inughuit men and women of Northwest Greenland.
Where's Peary?
Bowdoin Archaeologist Headed to Greenland to Investigate Ancient Arctic Mystery

"One of the holy grails of archaeology is to find out if the Dorset and Thule people were in contact, and that is a very difficult thing to prove," Archaeologist Genevieve LeMoine said. "But this site seems to be one of the kinds of sites that would be able to do that, perhaps, if it in fact happened."

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Birds Take Center Stage at the Arctic Museum April 28

"The Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art" explores the many ways in which birds have figured in Inuit culture and inspired Inuit artists.

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Indigenous People Seek Greater Role in Arctic Policy

"Indigenous groups know the region better than anyone on earth, so I think in terms of informing the kind of science that gets done in the Arctic they’re critical, also in terms of understanding how the environment’s changing and what it means for people who live there."

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Visit the Museum
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 2 PM to 5 PM
The museum is located on the main floor of
Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus.


Admission is FREE

For more information call:
207-725-3416
write to:
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and
Arctic Studies Center

Bowdoin College
9500 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011-8495
or Email us.
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