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Marin F. Hanson

Marin F. Hanson is curator of international collections at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and is responsible for building and interpreting the museum’s non-Western collection. Dr. Hanson has done research focused on cross-cultural quilt making practices, with emphasis on China and the United States and more specifically, quilts made for Chinese adoptees.

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History of Textiles; Scholarship; Academic


Bachelor of Arts in History and Chinese Studies, 1995, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (Fibers), 1998, University of Northern Illinois, DeKalb, IL
Master of Arts in Textile History and Museum Studies, 2001, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Ph.D in Museum Studies, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK


Curator of Exhibits at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln


American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940. 2009. (Co-editor with Patricia Cox Crews).

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