UCC Library & #ColourOurCollections
In February 2022 UCC Library participates for the first time in #ColourOurCollections sharing images from Special Collections & Archives to spread awareness and better engagement with our collections by inspiring creativity and sparking curiosity. As the lead in this project I asked John Rooney, Emma Horgan & Emer Twomey for the widest range of items to showcase the variety of collections, subject matter and formats present in Special Collections & Archives. Emer, Emma, John and I created all ‘about the artwork’ descriptions throughout the colouring book. In addition, the images needed to adhere to copyright restrictions and avoid content that might be considered offensive or controversial. This resulted in:
- Bantry Estate
- Bantry Estate Ancillary
- Cartographic Visual
- Irish language manuscript
- Older Printed Books
- country scenes
- Irish history
- Irish literature
- Dutch cartography of Munster
- political satire
- street scenes
- printed books
UCC Library’s colouring book (2022) will remain accessible year-round for free download. Access the colouring book:
- Print the colouring book via a downloadable .pdf file.
- Colour on your device with the free version of ‘Coloring Book for Me’ available App Store for iPad and iPhone, and on Google Play for Android.
- Use ScrapColoring for accessing via the web.
Share your filled-in images on social media using the hashtags #ColourOurCollections #ColorOurCollections (as the campaign launched in the US many institutions use the American spelling of colour!). Tag us in @UCCLibrary @theriversideUCC – we can’t wait to see what you share! A gallery of the images is also available on Play!