The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
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We are excited to join in on the fun with Color Our Collections week, February 1-5. Download images from our collection (along with other archives, libraries, and museums nationwide) and give them some new color! Then share your artwork on social media with #ColorOurCollections.
The images in the Archives' Color Our Collections pages come from guidebooks to the Smithsonian and its collections from the 1800s, plus some fascinating 1900s architectural drawings. Download the Smithsonian Institution Archives #ColorOurCollections Coloring Pages and Tweet us your masterpieces @SmithsonianArch! If we’re inspired, we might feature your designs on our blog!
Color Our Collections, Biodiversity Heritage Library
#ColorOurCollections Coloring Event, Smithsonian Libraries
We've got your snow day browsing covered!
- Even the T-rex got into #museumselfie day Wednesday (please no selfie sticks.)
- To mark the passing of David Bowie, the Cincinnati Zoo named their baby penguin "Bowie." [via Mental Floss]
- Amelia Earhart's advice to a girl interested in becoming a pilot. [via Slate, The Vault]
- Dig into the sketchbooks of artist Richard Diebenkorn, 29 of which are now availably online. [via Open Culture]
- New from National Archives, History Hub, "a place where subject matter experts from the National Archives can engage with researchers and the public..." [via Info Docket]
- When Norway's National Library turned to Reddit for information on a map found in their collection, it delivered! [via NPR]
- Ever wonder what advertising was like in Colonial America? [via Slate, The Vault]
- A 17th century medical popup book for adults. [via Smithsonian Magazine]
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