#ColorOurCollections 2021



Feb. 1- Feb. 8 

Add your own color to images from the Albany Institute’s collections! Images from the museum’s collection have been formatted into coloring pages for participants to fill in as a relaxing stress-relieving art activity. Coloring pages are available here on the Museum Maker’s blog on the Albany Institute’s website as well as through a Facebook event page. When you’re done please share your work either on our Google Drive upload on the Museum Maker’s blog or in the Facebook event discussion section so we can enjoy all of the different interpretations.

Participants are encouraged to share completed images to social media using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections. #ColorOurCollections is a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world and is celebrated annually on the first full week of February.

Participate by visiting the Museum Makers blog on the museum’s website or by visiting our Facebook page. 

How to Participate

1- Download the three collections coloring sheets provided, and choose which you would like to complete.

2- You may choose to print the images or to add color digitally.  You may use any coloring media you desire like colored pencils, crayons, markers, watercolor, or other paints.  If you would like to digitally color in the images you may use programs such as Photoshop, Microsoft Paint or one the free software available from this list and site: https://fixthephoto.com/best-free-drawing-software.html

3- Take a photo/scan of your colored in image or save the file you colored on your computer and upload the image to the Google Drive folder HERE, or post it onto the discussion section of our #ColorOurCollections Facebook event.

4- Images will be collected through Monday, February 8th, and on Friday, February 12th a gallery will be posted of the final pieces.

#ColorOurCollections 3 Collection Coloring Images


  • Our official submission time frame has ended but please continue to share your colored in images with the museum's social media #albanyinstitute


If you would like to see the Collections Database pages with more information on these pieces you may find the links below