Leadership


Marin Hanson

Marin Hanson

Marin F. Hanson is the IQSCM’s curator of exhibitions 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 is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester (UK), focusing 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.