Mead Art Museum Publishes Book on Development of the Mead Collection for Amazon.com’s Kindle e-Reader

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AMHERST, MA.- The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has published its first e-book, The Development of the Art Collection of Amherst College, 1871-1971 (Kindle Edition), for the Amazon.com Kindle e-reader. The original version of the book was written by the museum’s first director, Charles H. Morgan, in 1972, and 1,000 copies of the 160-page volume were published by Amherst College Press. This past year, Teddy O’Connor, an assistant in the Mead, digitally transcribed Morgan’s text for the Kindle. The new e-book features updated images (which appear in black and white on the Kindle and in color on the BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and Windows PC), as well as hyperlinks to each artwork’s corresponding entry in the free, online Five Colleges Collection Database. “With this engaging—and at times, swashbuckling—tale of the formation of the Mead’s collection across the