Woman’s parka from Qilakitsoq, dated to AD 1475.
From Greenland National Museum & Archives.

Skin Clothing Online

The website “Skin Clothing Online” is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Denmark, Greenland National Museum & Archives and Cultural History Museum in Oslo.

Here you will find unique, high-resolution, 360 degree rotation photos and detailed information about the National Museum of Denmark’s and the National Museum of Greenland's collections of fur clothing from indigenous peoples in Greenland, North America, Siberia and North Scandinavia from 2500 BC to the present day. By clicking on photographs and drawings you can download the images for free. Please take note of the museums’ rules regarding copyright, which are listed on the site, and ensure that they are strictly followed.

The collections bear testimony to human survival in the extreme Arctic environment through technological specialization and outstanding craftsmanship. They also demonstrate the versatility and cultural exchange across the circumpolar area, and provide a key to understanding human relationships to each other, to the wildlife, nature and the cosmos.

Museums with similar collections are invited to contribute to the site. Please contact Anne Lisbeth Schmidt​