AS-AP

Survey: Barking Dog Museum

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1976
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Window Installation
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Primary exhibition space for artist Richard L. Parker (b.1946)
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
http://www.rickparkerart.blogspot.com
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Founded in 1976 as a place to exhibit artist’’s work and as an alternative to commercial galleries in SoHo. For visuals and more information: http://www.rickparkerart.blogspot.com
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.rickparkerart.blogspot.com
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Exhibits changed daily and sometimes more than oncce a day.
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.rickparkerart.blogspot.com
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Richard Parker illos@eartlink.net
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
No
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
1987
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Building sold. Had to move. Now only threatened by my own mortality.
Part 7.
survey_field_130: 
I can’’t stop making art and will have to let someone else do the archiving.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
No
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
No
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Other Concerns - Please describe below.
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
No
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Some art is at my ex-wife’’s loft in New York. Other art is in my possession. A few pieces are in the possession of others.
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
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IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
Call (973) 763-3613 ask for Rick Parker or Lisa Trusiani.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Slides
Photographs
Videotapes
Unique Art Objects
Other:: 
Have a a few dozen artworks in my possession.
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Installations
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Performances
Props for Performances
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1970-1979
1980-1989
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
I don’t know
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
21 - 30
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
1 - 10
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
----
or: 
I can’t access the material to determine this
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
No
Part 16.
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Not Applicable
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
Yes
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
myself
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Other: 
Photograph, then post on my website.
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
No or minimal climate controls [i.e. in an attic, basement, unheated / uncooled storage area, etc.]
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
no plans at present
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
time, money, energy and declining health
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Try to get someone professional to volunteer document/catalog artworks.
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Declining Health and dwindling financial resources.
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
Like to donate works to major museum.
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
Unknown
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
Unknown
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
No
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
What I need is to have some smart person come over here and cart all this artwork to the Museum of Modern Art or Whitney before I die.
Finish
survey_field_150: 
With as Many zeroes as possible.
Who executed this survey.: 
Rick Parker (Artist of The Barking Dog Museum, NYC 1976-1987)
survey_field_149: 
I wish to defer payment and allow AS-AP to use these funds to further AS-AP’s efforts to preserve the history of the alternative and avant-garde movement in America.
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes