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Ann Lane Hedlund

Arizona State Museum
Museum Curator, Retired
Tucson, Arizona
Ann Lane Hedlund served from 1997 to 2013 as museum curator at Arizona State Museum and anthropology professor at University of Arizona, where she also directed the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies until her 2013 retirement. Dr. Hedlund is a cultural anthropologist who collaborates with Native American weavers and other artists. Among her publications are Gloria F. Ross and Modern Tapestry (Yale, 2010), Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century (U of Arizona Press, 2004, Arizona Highways Award for Non-Fiction), Reflections of the Weaver’s World (Denver Art Museum, 1992) and, as editor/compiler, Joe Ben Wheat’s prize-winning Blanket Weaving in the Southwest (U of Arizona Press, 2003). She received her PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has worked with many museum collections, including those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Heard Museum in Phoenix.