Keep on coloring!

Combine the recent all-ages craze for coloring with the exploration of digitized cultural heritage and you understand why I love #ColorOurCollections.

#ColorOurCollections is a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, museums and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their collections, these institutions are sharing free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and inviting their followers to color and get creative with their collections.

Launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in February 2016, all entries are available for free download all year round.

My collage features images from the coloring books by The New York Academy of Medicine Library, Brooklyn Public Library, The Library Company of Philadelphia, Frederick Warne & Co., West Virginia and Regional Center and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (with great illustrations from my friend Verena Braun).