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June 20, 2016 - December 04, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
An exhibition featuring documents relating to the drifting and sinking of the Karluk.
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.
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.
September 22, 2016 - January 08, 2017
Hubbard Hall foyer
Robert A. Bartlett, a famous Newfoundland ship captain and ice navigator, spent his career plying ice laden Arctic waters. This exhibit will feature photographs from his voyages.
Where's Peary?
Maine and the Arctic: International Experts Convene at Bowdoin to Discuss Challenges in the Arctic

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center hosted an international gathering of scholars and policymakers who discussed the challenges of effective maritime governance during the two-day “Governing Across the Waves” workshop September 26-27, 2016.

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The Shared History of Maine and the Arctic

In advance of the Senior Arctic Officials meeting of the Arctic Council in Portland, Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine have written a piece for the State Department's 'Our Arctic Nation' blog.

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'Defying the Ice: Shipwreck and Rescue of the Karluk' at Arctic Museum

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum's newest exhibition, 'Defying the Ice: Shipwreck and Rescue of the Karluk,' features a dramatic story told using documents never before seen by the public.

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Upcoming Events

Genevieve LeMoine: "Return to Etah"

November 9, 2016 | 7:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

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
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