Marin Hanson

Marin Hanson

Marin Hanson portrait
Marin
Hanson
Curator of International Collections
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 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. Hanson has been a curator at IQSCM since 2001 and served on the board of the non-profit Quilt Alliance from 2009-2017. She earned her Masters of Arts in museum studies and textile history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her doctorate in museum studies from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. 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. 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 World Quilts website modules, including The American Story, The Amish Story and The Central Asian Story modules.