The Mead Art Museum Receives Grant to Fund Collection Digitization Project

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AMHERST, MASS.- The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has received a $148,256 Museums for America Program Grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to digitize more than 10,000 objects in its collection, including prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and silver. The Mead is one of fifteen museums in the state of Massachusetts to receive this prestigious award, and one of 160 institutions nationally, from a pool of 481 applicants. In announcing the awards, IMLS director Susan Hildreth offered her congratulations to the Museums for America grantees. Hildreth noted, “We are pleased to support museums through investments in high-priority, high value activities that benefit communities throughout the U.S. These museums, small and large, will help to educate and inspire the public for years to come.” The IMLS grant will allow the Mead to meet the first goal articulated in