Marin Hanson

Marin Hanson

Marin Hanson portrait
Marin
Hanson
Curator of International Collections
Marin F. Hanson is the IQM’s curator of international collections and is responsible for building and interpreting the museum’s non-Western collection. She earned her Masters of Arts in museum studies and textile history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her PhD 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 has curated a variety of exhibitions, including "Quilts in Common: Around the World and Across the Centuries," "Getting to Know You: Highlights from the IQM Collections," and "Abstract Design in American Quilts at 50: Journey to Japan." She is co-editor of "American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940" (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), editor of "Abstract Design in American Quilts at 50" (IQM, 2021), and project curator for the IQM’s “World Quilts” website (worldquilts.quiltstudy.org) and contributor to several of its modules. Hanson has been a curator at the IQM since 2001.