Survey: New Museum of Contemporary Art

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
Over $1,000,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Performance Space
Printed Periodical / Publication
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The mission of the New Museum of Contemporary Art is to advance innovative art and artistic practice as a vital social force through its exhibitions, programs and organizational structure. Primary to the Museum’s purpose are education and public outreach, original scholarship, and critical investigation of the museum’s role and function. To fulfill this mandate, the staff, director and trustees agree that the following principles are essential: 1. Artists and their works are the creative lifeblood of society, as well as the museum’s core subject. All exhibitions and programs emerge from the shared understanding that the museum’s identity is inseparable from the distinct visions of the artists with whom we collaborate. 2. Art today is a global phenomenon, spanning a vast array of cultural activities and media in every region of the world, and includes all age groups and classes within its capacity for communication and learning. 3. Contemporary art encompasses a variety of related disciplines and areas of inquiry. The museum’s work is inherently interdisciplinary, supporting the dissolution of boundaries that have isolated the visual arts from other fields of endeavor. 4. The curatorial goals of the museum are to identify and support ideas and sensibilities that are not yet familiar to mainstream audiences, and to present them in ways which are consistent with the challenges they present to preconceived notions about art. 5. Contemporary art has the power to affect the lives of all people. The museum seeks to eliminate the barriers that inhibit the participation of the broadest possible audience. 6. The educational goals of the museum are to provide a meaningful and stimulating environment for the exploration of contemporary art and to promote dialogue among its many constituencies. 7. Contemporary art is a contested realm of culture, requiring critical thinking and multiple interpretations of art’s meaning to help reflect its complex nature.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview:
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History:
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Marcia Tucker
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Lisa Phillips
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
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.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Drain on Existing Staff Time
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
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.: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Programs of Events
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
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: