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News Release: January 15, 2019

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives Names Sam Cronk as its new Senior Curator of History

Brampton, ON. January 14, 2019 – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Cronk to the position of Senior Curator of History. Sam joins PAMA’s leadership team with responsibility for the initiation, development and presentation of PAMA’s dynamic curatorial vision.

Photo for use courtesy of Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA).

Sam’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 National Music Centre.

“With his diverse background and specialization in digital media, Sam’s contributions to our community and to PAMA will be well worth watching”, said Marty Brent, Manager.  For Cronk, the role of a Curator is complex, challenging and a profoundly creative responsibility. “As PAMA’s Senior Curator of History, I look forward to building connections between objects, images, and visitors’ lives, sharing collective voices and experience, and being part of this new conversation.”

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.4 million people and 173,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts

Lisa Cox
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4615


Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596