Annabel Armstrong-Clarke

University Archivist


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Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies.
Victoria University of Wellington. 1995

BA (New Zealand History)
University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 1994.


Since 1996 Annabel has been working in a range of specialist library and archive environments in New Zealand, United Kingdom and now Qatar. Her professional interests continue to focus on providing access to archives through digitization, which stems from her passion for history and interest in preserving the past. Originally from the South Island of New Zealand Annabel has been a residing in Qatar with her family since October 2010.

Previous Professional Experience

Digital Media Archivist
Virginia Commonwealth University Schools of the Arts in Qatar (March 2012-)

Christchurch City Council, New Zealand (Aug 2007-October 2010)

Information Specialist
Christchurch City Libraries, Aotearoa New Zealand Centre (Aug 2003 – July 2007)

Information Officer /Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst
Deloitte and Touche, London, UK (August 2000-March 2003)

Information Officer
Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, London, UK (Oct 1999-Jul 2000)

Official Publications Librarian
Canterbury Public Library, New Zealand Collection, NZ (June 1996-June 1999).

Information Officer
New Zealand Treasury (December 1995-June 1996).


Schureman, Tiffany and Armstrong-Clarke, Annabel. “Cultural Expectation of Privacy and Archives in Qatar.” Presentation at the Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX, March 19-23, 2015.


Armstrong-Clarke, A., Kimber, E. Cantage: A case study for knowledge sharing and collaboration within the Canterbury heritage sector ARANZ Conference 2010, Friday August 27th, 2010. Wellington, New Zealand.

Professional Service

Cantage – Founder and Committee Member 2004-
Established a community for people working in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) for the Canterbury (NZ) regional area. This community continues to flourish and was particularly helpful for knowledge sharing and support during the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

ARANZ – Archives and Records Association of New Zealand – Member 2004-2010.

Society of American Archivists – Member 2011-