AS-AP

Survey: Wood Turning Center

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1986
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibtiion space, resource Library, permanent collection and museum store
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$500,001 - $750,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Wood Turning Center Mission Statement The Wood Turning Center is an art and educational institution whose mission is the growth, encouragement and enhancement of individuals creating art from wood and other materials with a primary focus on turned and carved wood objects, and the appreciation of such art. As a 501(c)3 charitable arts and educational institution, its mission is accomplished through educational programs, acquisition of collections, preservation and promotional activities. Education: • To foster the creative and technical development of artists, craftspersons and students. • To offer state-of-the-art and historical information to artists, academics, educators, curators, collectors and all other interested individuals or groups. • To provide appreciation for and knowledge of the art to the public, collectors, and museum and private gallery personnel. Preservation: • To collect and preserve the products, equipment and techniques related to the art. • To secure the past, present and future history of art created from wood and other materials, and make it accessible to artists, educators, collectors and students for study, exhibition and publication. Promotion: • To increase awareness and appreciation of the art by the general public, academics, collectors, educators, specialists, and students, through exhibitions, conferences, seminars, meetings, publications and membership opportunities. • To encourage the acquisition of art created from wood and other materials by individuals, corporations and museums, and other interested institutions. • To interact with, and bring together individuals, groups and organizations having an interest in such art objects. Vision: The Wood Turning Center will become the preeminent global organization advancing art created from wood and other materials.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Albert LeCoff albert@woodturningcenter.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Terry Moritz Terry.Moritz@goldbergkohn.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Greg Rhoa rhoa1033@rcn.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Tina LeCoff tina@woodturningcenter.org
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 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?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
End of lease for your space resulting in a move to a smaller location
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?: 
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?: 
Fiscal Need
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?: 
Other archival materials are located in the hands of collectors and artists.
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 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Films
Slides
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Unique Art Objects
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: 
Artists' Publications
Brochures
Commercially Published Materials
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
File Cabinets
Three-Ring Binders
Please describe: 
open shelves
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
151 - 200
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
31 - 40
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
31 - 40
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: 
200 +
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:: 
Database
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?: 
General Staff
Part 16 / Database
16d. What type of database software is in use?: 
FilemakerPro
16e. If FileMakerPro, what version? Please describe below.: 
7
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Standard office heating / air conditioning / humidity controls running 24 hours / 7 days
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
continue archiving
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
funding
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
place in archival storage
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
financial
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
no
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$250,001 +
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$250,001 +
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
survey_field_150: 
Wood Turning Center
Who executed this survey.: 
Albert LeCoff
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
No