It’s time for #ColorOurCollections again! For the third year in a row, the New York Academy of Medicine Library has hosted the “Color Our Collections” event, where special collections libraries create coloring books for patrons to enjoy. Here’s a brief description from NYAM’s website:
“From February 5-9, 2018, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections.”
We’ve put together a coloring book this year based on printed books that show the breadth of our early modern, fine press, and 1890s collections. It has Aubrey Beardsley, William Blake, seventeenth-century engravings, and a beautiful fifteenth-century woodcut. Sometimes weird, always wonderful, we hope you enjoy coloring our collection images as much as we enjoyed finding them!
Feel free to download and print the coloring book and don’t forget to tag us on social media (@ClarkLibUCLA on Twitter and @clark_lib on Instagram)! We will have Clark coloring books sitting around the library this week, so please feel free to take a break and connect with our collections through the medium of color.