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Elevate Your Coloring With Books From 67 Library Collections

Shaunacy Ferro
Smithsonian Libraries
Smithsonian Libraries / Smithsonian Libraries
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Last year, the New York Academy of Medicine made the dreams of coloring nerds everywhere come true with #ColorOurCollections, a five-day event where cultural institutions made images from their archives available in the form of coloring book pages. Suddenly, you could add your own color palette to art from the Smithsonian or other museum collections.

New York Academy of Medicine Famous Women Coloring Sheet

Once you finish your artistic interpretations of the museums’ collections, share your work on Twitter using the #ColorOurCollections hashtag so that it can be admired by librarians—and art lovers—around the world. The event runs until February 10, but you’re free to keep coloring all year long.

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