Robert E. Peary and His Northern World
Jan
1
Dec 31

Robert E. Peary and His Northern World

  • The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum / Bowdoin College

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. He also worked ceaselessly to improve his methods of travel and his equipment, always keeping in mind efficiency on the trail and the comfort and safety of his men. Through objects, photographs, and motion pictures, this exhibit provides new perspectives on Peary and his long career.  

Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment.

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/exhibits/2012/robert-peary-northern-world.shtml

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu


Genevieve LeMoine: Return to Etah
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

Genevieve LeMoine: Return to Etah

  • Bowdoin College / Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Genevieve LeMoine, Curator of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, spent the summer of 2016 at Etah, Northwest Greenland, excavating Thule and Late Dorset archaeology sites. She and her collaborators hoped to uncover clues about what happened to the Dorset people who lived in the area around 1200 or 1300 AD. The rare multi-component site they investigated is in danger of being eroded by rising sea levels due to global warming. Dr. LeMoine, who posted updates on Twitter using a satellite messenger service, will talk about her team's discoveries and reflect on how fieldwork has changed one hundred years after Donald MacMillan was in the area trying to communicate with the world using an early radio.

Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/event.jsp?bid=837309&rid=97986

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

Louie Porta: A Living Landscape
Oct
24
7:00 pm19:00

Louie Porta: A Living Landscape

  • Bowdoin College / Moulton Union, Main Lounge

The Arctic is vitally important to Canada, making up sixty-eight percent of its coastline and playing a central role in its identity as a northern country. The loss of summer sea ice is opening the Northwest Passage to the commerce of which early explorers dreamed. The mythical qualities projected by questing Europeans have little resonance with those for whom the region is home. Rather, it is a known land, imbued with the rich spiritual connections that bind humans and animals within a single living landscape. 

Louie Porta explores whether or not a changing Arctic creates a grand if fleeting opportunity to chart a new course in Arctic conservation and economic development by fully engaging the indigenous peoples of northern Canada.

Porta is Policy Director/Consultant for the Pew Charitable Trusts' Oceans North Canada Program. He has a master’s degree in resource and environmental management from Dalhousie University. He conducts interdisciplinary research in community-based resource management and co-management, community consultation practices in settled land claim areas, Arctic marine mammal and fisheries science/management, environmental assessment, and oil and gas rights issuance. 

Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Location: Moulton Union, Main Lounge

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/event.jsp?bid=837310&rid=97987

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

Thor Sigfusson: Harnessing Networks to Create Value
Oct
17
5:00 pm17:00

Thor Sigfusson: Harnessing Networks to Create Value

  • University of Southern Maine

Thor Sigfusson, Founder of the Iceland Ocean Cluster House, will discuss how to bring entrepreneurs together to create value in the maritime economy. 

5:00 p.m.: Reception
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Public Lecture/ Discussion
University Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland

Contact:
usmarticevents@maine.edu

Climate Change: The Arctic Council and Maine
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Climate Change: The Arctic Council and Maine

  • Saint Joseph's College / Viola George Auditorium, Alfond Hall

The melting of the polar ice caps has opened up new economic potential in the Arctic Circle. But climate change and increased human activity have ecological impact. Tom Barry, fresh from the Arctic Council meeting in Portland, will discuss threats to Arctic biodiversity and how what happens in the Arctic has consequences around the globe, including here in Maine. 

Contact:
Jean Maginnis
jmaginnis@sjcme.edu

More Info:
https://www.sjcme.edu/arctic-council/

SHAKTOOLIK SOUNDWALK
Oct
5
4:00 pm16:00

SHAKTOOLIK SOUNDWALK

  • SPACE Gallery

Many people have heard of Alaskan villages that are in danger of disappearing as the coast erodes and the ocean rises.  But few have actually traveled to any of these communities—until now.  This 30-minute immersive audio walking tour will transport you from the streets of Portland to the remote coastal village of Shaktoolik, Alaska. You'll be able to walk its one road, meet people who live there, and feel what life is like on the frontier of climate change. 

www.frontierofchange.org/portland

USM: Lightning Workshops
Oct
5
11:45 am11:45

USM: Lightning Workshops

  • USM Woodbury Center

11:45am - 12:15pm Firooza Pavri
Fire and Ice: mapping Icelands landscape from space with Dr. Firooza Pavri
This presentation focuses on the applications of satellite imaging technologies in mapping both anthropogenic and naturally occurring landscape shifts across Iceland.

12:15 - 12:45pm Tracy Michaud Stutzman
Tourism in Maine and Iceland: What we can learn from each other with Dr. Tracy Michaud Stutzman
This presentation will review the issues and opportunities surrounding tourism in both Maine and Iceland and discuss approaches, projects and resources from each place that could potentially help both create more sustainable tourism industries. On Monday 9/26 Dr. Rannveig Ólafsdóttir and Dr. Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttirr of the University of Iceland will be joining in this presentation!

12:45‐ 1:15pm Matthew Bampton
The Geography of Iceland with Dr. Matthew Bampton
Join us for a quick tour of an interactive digital maps of the landscapes, politics, people and infrastructure of Iceland.

Marine Technology and the North
Oct
5
11:30 am11:30

Marine Technology and the North

  • Portland Museum of Art Auditorium

This half-day symposium, in partnership with the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network, will focus on developing industry and other standards for arctic and high latitude operations. The keynote presentation will be given by Captain Andrew Norris, U.S. Coast Guard retiree and Professor of Maritime Security at the U.S. Naval War College, and will be followed by three panel discussions. Complimentary lunch will be served.

Register and find more information at www.verrilldana.com/Marine_Technology_And_The_North

USM: Lightning Workshops
Oct
4
11:45 am11:45

USM: Lightning Workshops

  • USM Woodbury Center

11:45am - 12:15pm Justin Levesque
ICELANDx207: Sailing The Green Line with Justin Levesque

Levesque describes Eimskips Green Line as "the invisible thread that connects our two cities, countries, cultures and economies." That experience was recorded in a nine-episode podcast that provides a glimpse inside the ship and from the seafarers who spend their lives dedicated to the work found at sea.

12:15pm - 12:45pm Ross Hickey & Eric James
Navigating the Ocean of Regulations: Helping businesses understand the regulatory process in Maine and the North Atlantic with Ross Hickey, Assistant Provost of Research Integrity; and Eric James, Policy Associate, Maine Regulatory Training and Ethic Center

As part of an award from the Maine Economic Investment Fund, USM is developing a pilot project to help companies within the New England Ocean Cluster to navigate the regulatory process that too often hinders their development. Through the pilot, U.S. companies wishing to export goods and North Atlantic companies wishing to import goods to the U.S. receive technical assistance and training relating to the regulations they encounter while expanding their markets. Representatives from MeRTEC will provide an overview of the pilot project as well as other initiatives MeRTEC is building to empower business start-ups to successfully navigate the ocean of regulations.

12:45 - 1:15pm Ian Fowler
The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities with Ian Fowler of the Osher Map Library

This presentation will explore how the idea of the Northwest Passage first began 16th century, a history of major explorations and boondoggles involving the Northwest Passage. The end of the presentation will deal with its eventual discovery in the 19th century and the effects climate change have had on the navigability of the passage.

USM: Lightning Workshops
Oct
3
11:30 am11:30

USM: Lightning Workshops

  • USM Woodbury Center

11:30-12pm Patrick Arnold
The New England Cluster House; innovation in a Maritime Economy with owner, Patrick Arnold

Using the resources and context unique to the state, the New England Ocean Cluster (NEOC) promotes dynamic networks and relationships among businesses and entrepreneurs in the marine industry to collectively drive new ideas forward and surface opportunities for collaboration. Through stronger networks and cooperation, the NEOC aims to increase the cluster`s competitiveness on a global scale.

12pm - 12:30pm MPH Students
Learning the Arctic Way; Public Health in Iceland with Masters in Public Health Students. 

Students in the Masters of Public Health program talk about their experience learning in Iceland.

12:30 - 1pm Evelyn Greenlaw
Experience Iceland with Evelyn Greenlaw, Coordinator of Lewiston-Auburn College Library

Evelyn will share her personal traveling experience including tips and tidbits on traveling around Iceland using the network of 35 (very different) Hosteling International hostels.

Maine-Arctic Forum
Oct
3
8:30 am08:30

Maine-Arctic Forum

  • Hannaford Hall/Abromson Center

The Conference will address challenges and opportunities for Arctic science, business, shipping, security, and governance. The Ocean & Coastal Law Journal of the University of Maine School of Law will publish an accompanying Symposium issue and the conference proceedings. 

This full-day Arctic Conference is open to the public. The cost to attend is $45 per person. Registration fee includes the full-day conference with buffet luncheon and networking reception. Advance online registration will close on Thursday, September 29th.


Hosted by University of Southern Maine, University of Maine School of Law, and Pierce Atwood LLP, the event is sponsored by Maine and Alaska’s Arctic Council Host Committees and will feature Maine experts from the Climate Change Institute – University of Maine, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, as well as special guests from the Arctic Council U.S. Delegation, Arctic Economic Council, and the State of Alaska. The program will include a special session on the Arctic Council and U.S. Chairmanship.

A showcase of Maine-Arctic science, education, and cultural initiatives will be on display in the Abromson Center and adjoining classrooms. Participants will have an opportunity to network during the buffet luncheon and the closing reception at the USM Osher Map Library with a special exhibit on the History of Maps of the Northwest Passage.


Conference Agenda
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

8:30-9:00
Registration & Coffee/Light Breakfast

9:00-10:00
Opening Remarks

Emcee: David Biette, Global Fellow, Polar Initiative, The Wilson CenterMaine Arctic Council Host Committee Welcome:  Professor Charles Norchi, Director, Center for Oceans & Coastal Law, University of Maine School of Law and Dana Eidsness, Director, Maine North Atlantic Development Office

Welcome: USM President Glenn Cummings

The U.S. as an Arctic Nation
Craig Fleener, Special Assistant on Arctic Policy, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska

Maine’s Role in the Future of the Arctic
Maine Senator Angus S. King (invited)

10:00-10:15
Morning Coffee Break and Maine-Arctic Showcase

10:15-11:15
Arctic Science: Ice Melt & Climate Change

The Arctic is now experiencing abrupt and dramatic climate change with impacts throughout the Northern Hemisphere.  To foster adaptation and resilience in the face of such change requires climate perspective and plausible scenario-based climate prediction.

Moderator:
Anne Henshaw, Arctic Program Officer, Oak Foundation

Panel: 
Rafe Pomerance, Chair Arctic 21 and member Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director, Distinguished Professor, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine and Leader Greenland Ice Sheet Project Two

Dr. Paty Matrai, Senior Research Scientist, Air-Sea Exchange Laboratory, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

11:15-12:15
The Public Order of the Arctic

The Public Order of the Arctic is an accretion of claims and agreements by States, non-states, and intergovernmental organizations implicating security, the environment, trade, resources, and indigenous peoples. This panel will appraise trends, decisions, and outcomes that are shaping the Public Order of the Arctic.

Moderator:
Professor Charles Norchi, Director, Center for Oceans & Coastal Law, University of Maine School of Law

Panel:
Ambassador David Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, Chair of Senior Arctic Officials, U.S. Department of State

Rep. Bob Herron, Co-chair, Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, Alaska State Legislature

Dr. James Kraska, Professor of Law, U.S. Naval War College

Dr. Rebecca Pincus, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Policy, Center for Arctic Study & Policy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Professor Betsy Baker, Vermont Law School & University of Alaska


 

12:15-1:15
Buffet Luncheon and Networking 

1:15-2:30
Arctic Council Overview and U.S. Chairmanship Update

Ambassador David Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, Chair of Senior Arctic Officials, U.S. Department of State

2:30-2:45
Afternoon Coffee Break and Maine-Arctic Showcase

2:45-3:45
Arctic Shipping and Safety

The harsh Arctic environment necessitates special measures and regulations to insure the safety of mariners and to protect the marine and coastal environments. This panel will review mechanisms, regulations, and national and international laws designed to ensure mariner safety and marine environmental protection.

Moderator:
Michael J. Daly, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP

Panel:
Dr. Lawson Brigham, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Susan Hazlett, Adjunct/Instructor – Arts & Sciences, Maine Maritime Academy

3:45-4:30
Arctic Economic Council Overview

The Arctic Economic Council is an independent organization founded in 2014 that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development. It is the primary forum for interaction between the Arctic Council and the wider circumpolar business community. This session will provide an overview of the AEC’s work developing opportunities in marine transportation, telecommunications and broadband infrastructure, responsible resource development,and Arctic stewardship.

Tara Sweeney, Chair, Arctic Economic Council

4:30-4:45
Concluding Remarks

4:45-6:30
USM Networking Reception and Arctic Map Exhibit

Venue:
Osher Map Library, Glickman Family Library Building
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Arctic Plates in Portland
Oct
3
Oct 7

Arctic Plates in Portland

Inunnguaq Hegelund, a rising chef from Greenland, will be visiting Portland for the duration of this month’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) meeting. He’ll be collaborating closely with David Levi of Vinland in Portland, and working with a collection of other chefs and restaurants to inspire a series of Arctic plates served over the course of the week. This effort, organized by the Maine Arctic Council Host Committee with support from the Maine Port Authority, Eimskip and the Oak Foundation, is an effort to highlight the state’s deepening connection to the North Atlantic region, and particularly, with the member nations of the Arctic Council.

Participating restaurants include Vinland, EvenTide, Evo, Hugo’s, Roustabout & TIQA. Each destination will be offering their own, creative dishes, so for timing, menu updates, and reservations, please communicate with the restaurants directly. 

 

Children's Museum: Celebrate the Arctic Week
Oct
1
Oct 6

Children's Museum: Celebrate the Arctic Week

  • Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
 
 

Join us for a week of Arctic-themed arts, science and cultural programs! In collaboration with the Anchorage Museum and the Peary-MacMillian Arctic Museum, we'll offer family programming throughout the week including polar star shows, aurora crafts, and more. Please visit our events calendar for details: http://www.kitetails.org/calendar-of-events/

Contact:
Laura Poppick
laura@kitetails.org

October Show / Corey Daniels Gallery
Oct
1
Oct 31

October Show / Corey Daniels Gallery

  • Corey Daniels Gallery

A gallery exhibition featuring images from the Arctic series by Shoshannah White, large black-and-white photographs by Billie Mandle, and mixed media canvases by Laura Duerwald. Show runs from October 1st - 31st.

Maine Arctic Speaker - A Frozen Ocean in a Changing Climate
Sep
30
4:30 pm16:30

Maine Arctic Speaker - A Frozen Ocean in a Changing Climate

  • Portland Public Library

DR. DONALD PEROVICH, Research Geophysicist at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

THE MAINE ARCTIC SPEAKER SERIES IS CO-PRESENTED BY PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY AND UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, AND IS INTENDED TO HIGHLIGHT THE REMARKABLE GATHERING OF WORLD LEADERS IN PORTLAND FOR THE ARCTIC COUNCIL MEETING. PLEASE JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC.

Mapping the Arctic
Sep
29
10:00 am10:00

Mapping the Arctic

  • USM Osher Map Library

Osher map Library opens an exhibit on the History of maps of the Northwest Passage. Exhibit will be open during regular museum hours. Parking is available in USMs parking garage.

ICELANDx207: Container
Sep
27
Oct 12

ICELANDx207: Container

  • Congress Square Park

ICELANDx207 is a multi-media project, by artist and photographer Justin Levesque, documenting Iceland’s recent entry into the Maine waterfront and economy.

At its core, the project is focused to create portraits of Icelanders in Maine, capture the revitalized and bustling International Marine Terminal (Portland, ME) and chronicle a nine-day self-created artist residency from Portland, ME to Reykjavík aboard an Eimskip container ship.

The culmination of this project will be exhibited in conjunction with the 2016 Arctic Council meetings hosted by the Maine North Atlantic Development Office in Portland, Maine (Oct. 4-6, 2016) and will be on view from September 27-October 12, 2016. 

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12PM - 5PM
Friday: 2PM - 8PM
Saturday, Sunday: 11AM - 4PM

Our Changing Arctic: Stewardship and Leadership for the Twenty-First Century
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

Our Changing Arctic: Stewardship and Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

  • Bowdoin College / Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Building

Margaret Williams, Managing Director of the World Wildlife Fund's Arctic Program, will discuss the challenges facing the Arctic region, including increased ship traffic, development projects, human-animal conflicts, and global warming - all taking place in an international arena. In her talk she will address some of these challenges, as well as the opportunities they present.

Sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund and the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Location: Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Event Type: Meeting
Sponsor: Arctic Museum

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/event.jsp?bid=835695&rid=97636

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

 

Maine Arctic Speaker - Arctic Ocean Food Systems: Maine and North Atlantic Seafood Trade
Sep
26
5:30 pm17:30

Maine Arctic Speaker - Arctic Ocean Food Systems: Maine and North Atlantic Seafood Trade

  • Portland Public Library

DR. BARRY COSTA-PIERCE, Director of UNE Marine Sciences Center,
and MR. PATRICK ARNOLD, Director of Operations & Business Development at Maine Port Authority

THE MAINE ARCTIC SPEAKER SERIES IS CO-PRESENTED BY PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY AND UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, AND IS INTENDED TO HIGHLIGHT THE REMARKABLE GATHERING OF WORLD LEADERS IN PORTLAND FOR THE ARCTIC COUNCIL MEETING. PLEASE JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC.

Iceland Speaker Series: Sustainable Adaptations
Sep
26
5:00 pm17:00

Iceland Speaker Series: Sustainable Adaptations

  • USM Glickman Library, Cohen Center

Dr. Rannveig Ólafsdóttir and Dr. Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir of the University of Iceland explore the impact of tourism on the environment and how to remain sustainable in a tourism economy. A reception will precede the lecture. Presentations start at 5:30pm.

Ice Navigator: Captain Bob Bartlett's Northern Adventures
Sep
22
Jan 8

Ice Navigator: Captain Bob Bartlett's Northern Adventures

  • The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum / Bowdoin College

Robert A. Bartlett, a famous Newfoundland ship captain and master ice navigator, spent his career plying ice-laden waters around the North Atlantic and Alaska. He knew how to work with ice, pushing it aside, crashing or dynamiting a path through it, and using it to protect his vessels from icebergs.

He transported explorers, scientists, cinematographers, and adventures north, and during World War II his vessel, Effie Morrissey, was part of the US fleet working in the North Atlantic. This exhibit will feature photographs taken on many of his voyages.

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

More Info: 
http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/exhibits/2016/Bartlett.shtml

 

Maine Arctic Speaker - Cool Runnings: Challenges During Sports Training & Competition in a Cold Climate
Sep
20
5:30 pm17:30

Maine Arctic Speaker - Cool Runnings: Challenges During Sports Training & Competition in a Cold Climate

  • Portland Public Library

DR. LARA CARLSON, Associate Professor of the Westbrook College of Health Professions at UNE

THE MAINE ARCTIC SPEAKER SERIES IS CO-PRESENTED BY PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY AND UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, AND IS INTENDED TO HIGHLIGHT THE REMARKABLE GATHERING OF WORLD LEADERS IN PORTLAND FOR THE ARCTIC COUNCIL MEETING. PLEASE JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC.

USM: Lightning Workshops
Sep
19
11:00 am11:00

USM: Lightning Workshops

  • USM Androscoggin Room 285

Program

11:15 am - 11:45am Ian Fowler
The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities with Ian Fowler of the Osher Map Library
This presentation will explore how the idea of the Northwest Passage first began 16th century, a history of major explorations and boondoggles involving the Northwest Passage. The end of the presentation will deal with its eventual discovery in the 19th century and the effects climate change have had on the navigability of the passage.

11:45am - 12:15pm Evelyn Greenlaw
Experience Iceland with Evelyn Greenlaw, Coordinator of Lewiston Auburn College Library
Evelyn will share her personal traveling experience including tips and tidbits on traveling around Iceland using the network of 35 (very different) Hostelling International hostels.

12:15pm - 12:45pm Justin Levesque
ICELANDx207: Sailing the Green Line with Justin Levesque
Levesque describes Eimskip`s Green Line as the invisible thread that connects our two cities, countries, cultures and economies. That experience was recorded in a nine episode podcast that provides a glimpse inside the ship and from the seafarers who spend their lives dedicated to the work found at sea.

Maine Arctic Speaker - Climate Change Impacts on Polar Marine Ecosystems
Sep
12
5:30 pm17:30

Maine Arctic Speaker - Climate Change Impacts on Polar Marine Ecosystems

  • Portland Public Library

DR. PATRICIA YAGER,
Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia

THE MAINE ARCTIC SPEAKER SERIES IS CO-PRESENTED BY PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY AND UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, AND IS INTENDED TO HIGHLIGHT THE REMARKABLE GATHERING OF WORLD LEADERS IN PORTLAND FOR THE ARCTIC COUNCIL MEETING. PLEASE JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC.

Defying the Ice: Shipwreck and Rescue of the Karluk
Jun
20
Dec 4

Defying the Ice: Shipwreck and Rescue of the Karluk

  • The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum / Bowdoin College

This exhibition features documents never before seen by the public relating to the drifting and sinking of the Karluk, and the amazing rescue of many of its passengers. On August 3, 1913, the Karluk, carrying members of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, headed east when it was caught in thick ice off the north coast of Alaska.

In late September the ice moved, carrying the vessel north and west -away from the American continent. The Karluk and the 25 people on board remained locked in the ice for five months before the vessel sank. The ship's captain, Robert A. Bartlett, documented the ship's drift and sinking, the desperate walk across the ice to Wrangell Island, as well as the heroic walk to and down the coast of Siberia in search of help. The documents are reunited here for the first time, having been scattered for nearly one hundred years.

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/exhibits/2016/Karluk.shtml

 

Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art
Apr
28
Mar 26

Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art

  • The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

Birds inspire Inuit artists in many ways. Some artists evoke birds’ beautiful plumage and graceful flight through carefully rendered details. Others focus on birds’ more abstract importance as powerful shamans’ helpers and as key characters in myths and legends. The sculptures and prints in this exhibit, featuring the work of Canadian and Alaskan Inuit artists, explore these different approaches to birds in Inuit art.

Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment.

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/exhibits/2016/Power%20of%20Flight.shtml

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917
Nov
14
Dec 14

A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917

  • The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum / Bowdoin College

Donald MacMillan led an Arctic expedition to claim “Crocker Land,” a distant landmass that Robert Peary sighted in the Polar Sea. MacMillan determined Crocker Land was a mirage. He and his colleagues spent the next four years investigating the natural history of northwest Greenland and the Canadian high Arctic. The exhibit features their scientific work and present-day research in the same region. 

Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment, Kane Lodge Foundation, Inc., Gibbons Summer Research Internship Fund, Bowdoin IT Mobile App Development Program, and Post Grape-Nuts.

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/exhibits/2014/crocker-land-expedition.shtml

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu