#ColorOurCollections goes Underwater

We’re exploring humans, health, science in watery spaces for this year’s #ColorOurCollections event.  

From February 5-9, the Wangensteen Historical Library is joining other special collections from across the country to share color-able works from its rare books collection.

Our 2018 coloring book selections are inspired by the Underwater exhibit that is currently on display at the Wangensteen Historical Library and online.  

Watch for new coloring pages each day

We will unveil one coloring page each day with from the depths of the ocean. Check back for your chance to create an inky octopus or decorate mythical sea creatures.

Share your work & get a tattoo

Anatomical Heart Tattoo
Get a temporary heart tattoo when you #ColorOurCollections

We’d love to see how you bedazzle our 17th century images for the 21st century.

Share your work through social media using the hashtags #ColorOurCollections and #Wangensteen, and we’ll send you a temporary tattoo from our collections.*

All entries will also be showcased in this article, which will be updated throughout the week. Keep watching to catch some great art.

* While supplies last. One tattoo / person. We will contact you privately for a mailing address. U.S. postage only. Only available for colored images provided by the Wangensteen Historical Library.  


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