Last week was the 2019 round of #ColorOurCollections (hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine Library), when cultural heritage institutions make available coloring pages of their materials. The official #ColorOurCollections week may be over, but of course you can still color whenever the mood strikes you! You’ll find all our coloring books in the Digital Library collection Paper Crafts.
Here are some masterpieces from this year’s #ColorOurCollections week:
“Irish Fireside” colored by Laura Bang (Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist).
“The Gentlewoman (May 1916)” colored by Beaudry Allen (Preservation & Digital Archivist).
“The Gentlewoman (March 1916)” colored by Rebecca Oviedo (Distinctive Collections Coordinator).
“Should a Girl Propose?” colored by Rebecca Oviedo (Distinctive Collections Coordinator).
“Coca-Cola ad” colored by Liz Alix (Falvey friend).
“Should a Girl Propose?” colored by Liz Alix (Falvey friend).
Here is a round-up of colored images from last week’s #ColorOurCollections extravaganza!
The Bosun and the Comet, colored by Laura B.
The Camelopard, colored by Laura B.
Cover of Comfort, August 1907, colored by Liz A.
Cover of Comfort, February 1904, colored by Sue O.
Dragons, colored by Sue O.
Even though #ColorOurCollections 2017 is over, you can keep coloring all year! Find all of our coloring pages here in the Digital Library.
Sharpen your pencils & crayons! It’s time for #ColorOurCollections!
This week marks the return of #ColorOurCollections, a social media campaign that presents coloring pages adapted from the collections of cultural heritage institutions. For today, you can find remastered copies of last year’s coloring books in the Digital Library. These coloring books feature the work of Jack B. Yeats, a selection of fantastic beasts, and a selection of covers from the magazine Comfort.
If you color any of our images, be sure to share your masterpieces on social media using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and tag us so we don’t miss it! You can find our social media profiles in the “About the Collections” section at the bottom left of the Digital Library home page.
Follow the hashtag across social media or check out the website hub at colorourcollections.org to find more coloring pages from cultural heritage institutions around the world! Thank you to the New York Academy of Medicine for organizing another year of #ColorOurCollections!
Happy coloring! 🙂
Although today is the last *official* day of #ColorOurCollections, we’ll wait until next week to post our round-up. You can do some coloring over the weekend if you’ve been too busy during the week!
We now have 3 coloring books for you to choose from:
The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet
Weird & Wonderful Animals
Remember to tweet us a photo of your masterpiece(s) including @VillanovaDigLib and #ColorOurCollections in your tweet text. And don’t forget to check out the hashtag #ColorOurCollections on Twitter to see all the great artwork that people have done!
Happy coloring! 🙂
This week we’re celebrating some of the cool stuff in our collections by creating coloring books for you to enjoy!
For today, we’ve got a coloring book version of Jack B. Yeats’s The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet (1905). We’d love to see what you color, so tweet an image of your masterpiece and include @VillanovaDigLib and #ColorOurCollections in your tweet text. Stay tuned for more coloring opportunities later this week!
The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the Biodiversity Heritage Library came up with the (brilliant!) idea for #ColorOurCollections and you can find lots of cool stuff to color from Special Collections libraries around the world by browsing the hashtag on Twitter! NYAM will also be featuring some of the #ColorOurCollections treasures on their blog.
Happy coloring! 🙂