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Colour Our Collections 2019

From 4 – 8 February 2019 libraries across the world will be involved in Colour Our Collections Week. Brunel’s Special Collections invites you to take part by downloading, colouring and sharing a picture from our unique and distinctive collections of rare books and archives.

Pictures are available to download below, or on the Colour Our Collections website and hard copies are available near the library’s help desk in the Bannerman Centre.

Please share your finished creations with us using the hashtag #colourourcollections and by tagging us @BrunelSpecColl (Twitter) or BrunelSpecColl (Instagram)

This year’s featured pictures are all part of our Transport History Collection.

Horse Monday and the Jubilee Polka are both from S.T. Richardson’s The world’s first railway jubilee  (1876), a book of cartoons (black and white, photo-lithographed) featuring the Stockton and Darlington Railway, offering a humorous look at the first 50 years of rail travel in Britain. (ref.: Clinker 1059)

Download Horse Monday

 

Download Jubilee Polka

 

Download Two Penny Tube

 

The Two Penny Tube is from The train scrap book published by E. Nister in c.1910 and intended to be a children’s book about railways, including the London Underground and international railways (ref.: Clinker 1088)

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Colour Our Collections

ColouringAs we posted last week, this week is Colour Our Collections week! On the ground floor of the library you’ll find print outs of illustrations from Special Collections to colour in, plus some colouring pencils. We’d love to see the finished results – please tag us on Instagram (BrunelSpecColl) and Twitter (@BrunelSpecColl).

The pictures for colouring are also available from here:

Tunnel

Locomotive

Cartoons 1

Cartoons 2

Colour Our Collections 2018

Facebook colour our collectionsFrom 5 to 9 February 2018, libraries across the world will be involved in Colour Our Collections Week. Special Collections invites you to take part by downloading, colouring and sharing a picture from our unique and distinctive collections of rare books and archives. Some pictures will be available to download from this blog from 5 February onwards and more pictures will be available in hard copy within the library for colouring.

Please share your finished creations with us:

The hashtag is #colourourcollections and please mention us on Twitter (@BrunelSpecColl) and Instagram (BrunelSpecColl)

There is a list of other participating libraries on the Colour Our Collections website. More images and completed colouring from previous years are available by searching online for #colourourcollections and #colorourcollections