AS-AP

Survey: Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1992
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Master of arts program, library/archive
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
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1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present day. Co-founded in 1990 by Marieluise Hessel and Richard Black, the Center initiated its graduate program in curatorial studies in 1994. Since its inception, the program has awarded the M.A. degree to more than 100 students.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
http://www.bard.edu/ccs/ccs/
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
The Center’s original 38,000-square-foot facility, designed by architect Jim Goettsch and design consultant Nada Andric, was completed in December 1991. Expanded and completely renovated in 2006, the Center now includes a student lounge where CCS graduate students can meet informally about exhibitions and class projects.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.bard.edu/ccs/ccs/
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.bard.edu/ccs/exhibitions/past/
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Tom Eccles eccles@bard.edu
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Maria Lind
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Norton Batkin batkin@bard.edu
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
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:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
3. Neutral
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
Our archive is already in place
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
Yes
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Lack of Staff
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)
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
survey_field_49: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
By appointment with Tatjana M. von Prittwitz, Curatorial Researcher.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Exhibition or Production Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
Slides
Photographs
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Brochures
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other:: 
http://www.bard.edu/ccs/exhibitions/publications/
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
File Cabinets
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
All
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
21 - 30
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
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14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
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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: 
21 - 30
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
35 3-ring binders
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
Yes
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Word Processing Document [i.e. Word]
Spreadsheet [i.e. Excel]
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?: 
Part-Time Archivist
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
Acid-Free Housing
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Making databases pertaining to our archive material available on the CCS website
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Staffing
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Online accessibility of scanned material
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Time
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
International archive network
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$30,001 - $35,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$200,001 - $250,000
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
Finish
Who executed this survey.: 
Tatjana M. von Prittwitz
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