« April 3, 2020 | Main | April 5, 2020 »

April 4, 2020

Up close and personal

April 4, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Free printable coloring sheets from over 100 museums, galleries, and libraries

Screen Shot 2020-04-01 at 10.26.45 AM

From Travel and Leisure:

People are looking for safe and responsible ways to keep themselves occupied in their downtime.

To help them relax, dozens of museums, galleries, and libraries are allowing people to download coloring pages inspired by the museums' art collections, Hype Beast reported.

Over 100 museums and galleries now let people to enjoy unique coloring pages.

Not only are they great for children who are stuck at home, but also for adults.

This isn't only a product of social distancing.

According to Hype Beast, the New York Academy of Medicine has been asking museums, libraries, and galleries to offer printable coloring pages for its initiative, Color Our Collections, since 2016.

Now that more and more people around the world are going into self-quarantine, even more organizations and institutions have joined this initiative.

Institutions are using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections on social media to advertise their downloadable coloring pages (in PDF form).

Some notable organizations to do this in 2020 include The Getty, the Smithsonian, the Denver Botanical Garden, the Toronto Public Library, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, the National Library of France, and many universities like the University of Minnesota, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, the University of British Columbia Library, the University Of Melbourne, the Seton Hall Library, and Cambridge University Library.

Overall, there are 509 collections that have participated over the years, and over 100 in 2020 alone.

full list can be found on the Color Our Collections website.

In order to download coloring pages, take a look at the dozens of special PDF coloring books that have been curated on the Color Our Collections website.

You can also find museums posting about their coloring page collections on social media by following the hashtag #ColorOurCollections.

To reiterate: free, the way we like it.

April 4, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Measuring the fastest animal on Earth

YouTube caption: "Biologist Sheila Patek talks about her work measuring the feeding strike of the mantis shrimp, one of the fastest movements in the animal world, using video cameras recording at 20,000 frames per second."

April 4, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


Screen Shot 2020-04-04 at 8.22.10 AM

What's old is new again.

Up top, a notice published in the San Francisco Chronicle on October 24, 1918, the same day the city's board of supervisors, realizing that drastic action needed to be taken with over 4,000 recorded cases of Spanish Flu in the city, unanimously passed the Influenza Mask Ordnance.

From CNN: "The wearing of face masks in public became mandatory on U.S. soil for the first time."

[via Tamra Donovan, my Crack Bay Area Correspondent©®]

April 4, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Star Wars Death Star Ice Tray


Everybody knows a Star Wars fanatic: make their day.

From the website:

• Create your own frozen battle stations


• Highly detailed flexible silicon



April 4, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

« April 3, 2020 | Main | April 5, 2020 »