Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) recently announced the appointment of Sam Cronk to the position of senior history curator. Sam joins the PAMA leadership team with responsibility for the initiation, development and presentation of PAMA’s dynamic curatorial vision.
Cronk’s interdisciplinary background includes previous roles as: curator, digital curator, digital editor, manager of exhibitions and interpretation, scholar and lecturer. His wide-ranging expertise includes teaching cultural history, ethnomusicology and media studies at universities in Canada and the United States. His career path has included positions at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Scripps/Claremont Colleges and the National Music Centre.
“With his diverse background and specialization in digital media, Cronk’s contributions to our community and to PAMA will be well worth watching”, said manager Marty Brent.
For Cronk, the role of a curator is complex, challenging and a profoundly creative responsibility.
“As PAMA’s senior history curator, I look forward to building connections between objects, images, and visitors’ lives, sharing collective voices and experience and being part of this new conversation,” he said.