Virtual Pop-Up Museum!

07 May 2020 10:48 AM | Anonymous member

These Strange and Unusual Times: 
Sharing Our Experiences Through Objects

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum invites you
to participate in a virtual Pop-Up Museum!

Submissions accepted May 7 – May 12, 2020

Email a photograph of an object, along with a 100-word description to

Ten years from now, what object do you imagine you will associate with this strange and extraordinary time? Something that reminds you of a person, event, or activity? Perhaps something that by its feel, scent, or even taste will evoke memories of COVID-19-dominated spring 2020? 

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum invites you to contribute a photograph of your chosen object to our first-ever virtual Pop-Up Museum. A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by people who come together to display special objects and share stories about them. Usually, a Pop-Up Museum lasts a few hours in a physical space and then it is gone! This one will be different because, well, these are unusual times!

Once you have selected an item, send us a photograph of it, along with a short explanation of why this object has meaning to you. Submissions should be sent to by May 12, 2020.

The museum will compile contributions and create a Pop-Up exhibition on the Arctic Museum’s website. We will send you a link to the exhibit once it is posted so you can participate in an opening event and share the exhibit with family and friends. 


• It will be hard, but select one item only!

• Email us a photograph of the item (jpeg format, please).

• Include a short explanation in the body of your email, no more than 100 words.

• Provide your name and that of your community. Also, tell us whether we can associate your name with your object, or whether you wish to remain anonymous.

Arctic Museum’s Very Convenient Hours  •  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online Free participation  Open to people of all ages

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