Color Our Collections!

February 4th 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, get out your colored pencils, markers and crayons!

February 1-5, 2016 is #ColorOurCollections week on Twitter. Museums and libraries around the world are posting images from their collections for people to freely download, print and color. You can search Twitter for the #ColorOurCollections hashtag to find coloring books and coloring sheets from wonderful cultural heritage institutions such as the Smithsonian, Digital Public Library of America, New York Academy of Medicine, the National Archives, and many more.

Want to put your mark on a piece of IU history? Put your own style of gloriana, frangipana on this wonderful image (pictured above) from our collections, then tweet your finished version to @IUBarchives with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections. We can't wait to see your masterpieces!

Download the image

If that's not enough, you can also paint the Student Building red ... figuratively speaking, of course. Download Student Building image

You'll also be glad to know that our own Lilly Library has created a coloring book featuring woodcut images from a wide array of books; in it, you’ll find Albrecht Dürer’s famous four horsemen of the apocalypse, flowers from a 16th-century herbal, and beautiful and intricate designs from William Morris’s Kelmscott Press.

Download the full Lilly Library coloring book here:



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Dina Kellams
Dina Kellams - Director
(812) 855-2323

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