Four activities with the Print Collection to keep you entertained during times of isolation

Kerrianne Stone from Special Collections suggests four activities for you to do at home while you isolate:

 

Are you isolated because of COVID-19? The Baillieu Library Print Collection is available online, and images that are out of copyright are freely available for you to study and enjoy. There are over 9,000 individual items to search in the database which date from the 15th century onwards. Here are four ideas to keep you creative during this time of quarantine:

Activity one: curate a print album or scrapbook

Norblin album: etchings by Jean Pierre Norblin (1774-89)
Norblin album: etchings by Jean Pierre Norblin (1774-89)

Activity two: do-it-yourself coasters and trenchers

Matthijs Van Plattenberg, Storm at sea, (17th century)
Matthijs Van Plattenberg, Storm at sea, (17th century)

Activity three: paper portraits

Unknown artist, Le moniteur de la mode (c. 1910)
Unknown artist, Le moniteur de la mode (c. 1910)

Activity four: prepare your Easter bonnet

Unknown artist, En Medaillon a la Zodiaque, (18th century)
Unknown artist, En Medaillon a la Zodiaque, (18th century)

Read this full Special Collections blog post here.

 


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