Leadership


Marin Hanson

Marin Hanson

Marin F. Hanson is the IQSCM’s curator of international collections and is responsible for building and interpreting the museum’s non-Western collection. She has been a curator at IQSCM since 2001. She earned her MA in museum studies and textile history from UNL and her PhD in museum studies from the University of Leicester (UK). Her doctoral research focused on cross-cultural quiltmaking practices, with particular emphasis on China and the United States and more specifically, quilts made for Chinese adoptees. Ms. Hanson is co-editor of American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940, the first publication in the IQSCM’s comprehensive series of collections catalogs (University of Nebraska Press, 2009) and co-editor of the IQSCM’s website, World Quilts: The American Story. She has curated a variety of exhibitions, including Quilts in Common: Around the World and Across the Centuries, Reflections of the Exotic East in American Quilts, and Getting to Know You: Highlights from the IQSCM Collections. She has served on the board of the non-profit Quilt Alliance since 2009.