News Archive 2009-2018

Arctic Museum

Dramatic Photographs from an 1869 Arctic Art Expedition on View

Beautiful images taken on an unusual nineteenth-century Arctic expedition are the focus of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s new exhibit, Solely for the Purposes of Art: Images from William Bradford’s 1869 Arctic Expedition. 

WCSH Explores Bowdoin’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

A TV crew from Portland recently checked out some of the more than 45,000 artifacts in the 50-year-old Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum — admiring the stuffed polar bears, seal-intestine clothing, fur-lined jackets, and other items on display.

Yankee Magazine Praises ‘Local Treasure’ Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Writing in Yankee magazine, Joe Bills described stepping “into the frigid world of Robert Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald MacMillan (Class of 1898), two of the explorers most responsible for opening the Arctic to the world.”

Follow the Ill-Fated 1913 Crocker Land Expedition Online

A century after their return from four years in the Arctic, the journals and photographs from the 1913-1917 Crocker Land Expedition are now available through a new web portal as a result of a grant from The Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.

Arctic Museum Celebrates Its 50th with Major Inuit Art Gift

The Tolls describe their donation as “fifty Inuit graphics to celebrate the museum’s fifty years,” marking the Arctic Museum’s half century of operation.

Arctic Scholars Kaplan and LeMoine Share Concerns Over Whistleblower’s Resignation from Interior

In a letter to the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Arctic scholars Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine share unique insight and why they feel Joel Clement’s departure from the Department of the Interior is troubling. 

Unraveling a 1,000-Year-Old Anthropological Conundrum: A Race to Save the Artifacts

Archaeologist Genny LeMoine touched down in northwest Greenland on a mission. She was in a race against time to uncover artifacts before they are lost forever to a combination of factors resulting from climate change. Experience the drama of this quest in a multimedia storytelling format featuring videos, photography, animation, and more. 

Arctic Museum Releasing Donald MacMillan’s Historic Films of Greenland

Filmed in the 1920s, this portrayal of the Inuit performing day-to-day activities like hunting, sewing, traveling by dog sled, repairing tools and caring for children, makes these motion pictures unique.