The ArQuives is happy to announce that Sam Cronk will be taking on the role of Interim Executive Director.
Originally from southern Ontario, Sam’s professional background is multidisciplinary. He studied Music at Queen’s University, Canadian Studies at Carleton, and Museum Studies at the University of Toronto. A digital archivist and curator, he’s taught cultural history, information studies, ethnomusicology, and media studies at universities in Canada and the United States, including Queen’s, Indiana University (Bloomington), and Scripps College. He has worked with the former Canadian Museum of Civilization, Indiana Historical Society, Woodland Cultural Centre, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, National Music Centre, and Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives to curate and co-develop 40+ on-site and digital exhibits ranging from the careers of iconic Canadian musicians to celebrations of Black Canadian heritage, women’s suffrage, immigration stories, and Indigenous art. Sam has also worked with Indigenous, Latinx, and LGBTQ partners on more than 30 digital archival and other projects for community and educational outreach. He is a co-founder of inclusiv ltd, supporting community-based contemporary and historical research and heritage initiatives.
For Sam, serving as the Interim Executive Director is an exciting and profoundly rewarding responsibility. The ArQuives represents a catalyst for change: a national resource that documents and encourages an environment of transparency, equity, diversity, and social justice, sharing our collective voices and experiences across generations.
Sam is honoured to join you at The ArQuives, and looks forward to being part of this dynamic organization.