Hundreds of museums, libraries and archives from around the world have collaborated to create the coolest collection of free coloring books!
Called "Color Our Collections," the digital archive of line drawings span genres and eras, from the New York Academy of Medicine's "From Basilisks to Bezoars: The Surprising History of Harry Potter’s Magical World" collection to the Russian State Library's portraits of ballerinas—all ready for you to download with a click.
While other coloring books can be fun for kids and soothing for adults, these collections feature a lot of educational and artistic drawings done hundreds of years ago, including super cool Harry Potter-esque drawings of animal and plant species, dated medical sketches, incredible artistic renderings of life in other countries, retro advertisements, and so much more.
For a week each February, libraries, museums and other institutions from across the globe share free coloring books featuring images from their collections, and invite their followers to color and upload their creations using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections. Find your next coloring project at colorourcollections.org!Share the story