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Unless specified, all materials (including pictures) on the Arctic Studies Center Web site ( are owned by the Smithsonian Institution. Many materials are owned by other parties and used by permission or license agreement. Materials cannot be reproduced, reprinted, or published in any media, electronic or otherwise without permission.

Can I use anything on this site?
You have our permission to print out pictures or words from the ASC site for your own use, and educators can print out things to use in the classroom.

Can I put pictures from the ASC site on my Web site?
You cannot publish materials from the ASC site (including pictures) on another Web site or include them in any publication without permission from the Arctic Studies Center.

Can I link my Web site or my organization's Web site to the Arctic Studies Center site?
We encourage you to do so! The address is: