Download Free Coloring Pages from Over 100 Museums and Libraries Worldwide

Jesse Doogan

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Over 100 museums and libraries worldwide have provided free coloring pages for download thanks to the New York Academy of Medicine’s #ColorOurCollections initiative.

The #ColorOurCollections initiative began in 2016, at the height of the adult coloring book trend, but as people find themselves homebound as they shelter in place during the COVID-19 crisis, the project is experiencing a surge in popularity.

Each winter, the NYAM holds a week-long online festival where museums, libraries, and other institutions provide black-and-white downloadable PDFs for coloring and education. This year, the event ran from February 3–7. There were over 100 participating institutions, although you can still download coloring pages from past years’ participants.

Some of this year’s participants include Memoria Chilena (Chile), Kansai University Open Research Center for Asian Studies (Japan), the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (USA), Trinity Hall at Cambridge University (UK), and Bibliothèque nationale de France (France).

You can scroll a pinboard of the coloring pages at to help you decide which of the hundreds of coloring pages you might download to print.