Whether or not you have snow on the ground, the month of February is often one for hunkering down and preparing the emotional, intellectual, and creative ground for future generative activities. Need something to keep your hands occupied while you let your mind wander? You are in luck! This is #ColorOurCollections week, a “special collections coloring fest” across social media platforms, organized by the New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for History.
History of medicine, science, and technology collections are particularly rich in images that lend themselves to coloring, and a number of medical history collections are participating, including the Biodiversity Heritage Library, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Dittrick Museum, Medical Heritage Library, New York Academy of Medicine, Norris Medical Library, the Old Operating Theatre Museum, and the Wellcome Library. You can find a growing list of participating institutions here.
Download the Dittrick Museum’s Coloring Book here, and follow the hashtag throughout the week, February 1-5, to see what other institutions are doing!