Image of botanical illustration with colouring pencils

This week, we are joining the NYAM Center for HistorySmithsonian Libraries and other cultural institutions across the world for #ColorOurCollections (American spelling!).

From 1–5 February, libraries, galleries and museums will be sharing some of their favourite collections for you to colour and share on Instagram.

We’ve selected this beautiful series of Australian botanical illustrations by Samuel Harley Roberts, published in 1879 by the Committee of the Artisans’ School of Design in Melbourne.

Botanical illustration

Download our special PDF ready to print and colour OR view the original in our catalogue.

Share your colourful creations with us on Instagram using #ColorOurCollections (American spelling!) and #RemixVic like the ones below:

Sometimes only crayon will do. From the New York Academy of Medicine coloring book #colorourcollections A photo posted by Kathleen Taylor (@kathleenmtaylor1952) on

Thanks for the fun, @dittrickmuseum #colorourcollections

A photo posted by Luann (@luannocracy) on

I’m a huge Alice fan so I had to start #colorourcollections week with this. Thx BL_Shop

A photo posted by Amanda (@kjtgp1) on


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