Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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September 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Hubbard Hall foyer
Cold War in a Cold Climate: Greenland’s Ballistic Missile Early Warning System
September 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Hubbard Hall foyer
Contemporary Canadian Inuit art addressing issues of climate change and social justice.
April 28, 2015 - March 27, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit highlights the beauty and diversity of historic and contemporary beadwork across the north.
November 14, 2014 - September 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.
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, 2017
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.
Where's Peary?
Arctic Museum Receives Grant to Digitize Hundred-Year-Old Collection

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation has awarded the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center a $10,000 grant to digitize journals and correspondence of the scientists on the Crocker Land Expedition.

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Arctic Student Staff Sorts Through the Past, Designs for the Future

Two of the students who worked for the Arctic Museum this summer — Tanisha Francis ’18 and Will Brockett ’18 — explored the museum archives, inspecting old objects for damage. Two others — Wildon Kaplan ’17 and Inho Hwang ’16 — designed new technology to enhance the museum experience.

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Bowdoin's Gibbons Fellows Get Technical

Several students this summer have a unique opportunity from Bowdoin to find creative technical answers to academic questions. They are part of the Gibbons Summer Research Program, established by John Gibbons ’64, which enables students to work one-on-one with professors to apply technology to aspects of faculty research or work..

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Upcoming Events

Seminar:Kurt Burnham: "Birds and Bergs: Twenty-five Years of Ornithological Research in Greenland"

February 18, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

"BEAD-Dazzled!: Family Day at the Arctic Museum"

February 20, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Hubbard Hall, Lobby 1st floor

Seminar:Mia Bennett: "Perspectives on Resource Extraction in the Global Arctic"

April 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM
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:
write to:
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and
Arctic Studies Center

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