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Reopening Update

20th July 2020381 views

As many of the UK’s museums, galleries & other attractions begin to reopen following an extended period of closure, we’d like to provide an update of our own

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Read a Fascinating Article by Helene Alexander

22nd May 2020933 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to make available a richly illustrated article on a fan-related topic authored by Helene Alexander MBE, Founder/Director of the Museum and a leading authority on fans.

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Colour a Fan!

13th May 2020804 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to share from its collection a free, downloadable colouring sheet of a fan advertising a famous beverage. Manufactured around 1930 by Éventails Ganné, Paris, the original design incorporates a mask-like face with peepholes. Visit our online database to learn out more about this striking Art Deco fan: https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/collections/fan216007

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Rediscovering a Unique Liaison: The Museum’s pioneering 2017 Street Fans project launches via Google Arts & Culture.

30th April 2020840 views

In 2017 The Fan Museum, with support from Codex Urbanus, launched a pioneering initiative to put the heritage craft of fan making back on the map here in the UK. ‘Street Fans’ brought together twenty nine street artists and one contemporary fan maker for an innovative, exhibition-based project enriched with outreach activities designed to engage diverse audiences.

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Fantasy Unfurled: TFM Announces Major Acquisition

20th April 2020712 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of an extraordinary folding fan decorated by Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Formerly in the private collection of Paris-based antique dealer Gérard Lévy (1934-2016), the fan was widely admired by visitors attending the Museum’s 2019 summer exhibition, The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection.

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The Fan Museum announces major acquisition

3rd February 20201,112 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of an exceptional late-sixteenth century ‘flag fan’, a precious survival from a time when hand held fans were exotic ornaments as opposed to commonplace accessories.

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits The Fan Museum

6th December 2019737 views

On Wednesday 04 December, The Fan Museum welcomed HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, its Patron since 2008…

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Curator in Residence 2019

27th February 20191,510 views

Curator in Residence 2019, a free to attend programme of short talks delivered by our expert curators….

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We’re Hiring!

5th April 20184,735 views

The Fan Museum is seeking to appoint a Curatorial Assistant to assist the Director and Curator across a range of activities…

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Street Fans: Partner Events

5th September 20172,864 views

With less than two weeks to go until the opening of Street Fans, we wanted to tell you all about our upcoming partner events programme.

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It’s all coming together…

29th August 20171,588 views

Over the past few weeks, our small exhibitions team (curator, Jacob Moss and assistant, Imy Clarke) have been especially busy preparing for the fast-approaching opening of Street Fans on the 19th September.

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We’re 100% funded. Thank you!

14th August 20171,244 views

We are thrilled to announce that our first ever Art Happens crowdfunding campaign achieved its goal of raising £14,000.

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Still time to donate

28th July 2017960 views

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Our Art Happens crowdfunding campaign is now 91% funded!

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The Fan Museum’s first ever crowdfunding campaign is 50% funded

18th July 20171,452 views

A huge thank you to everyone who’s donated so far. With just ten days left to reach our target sum of £14,000, your support is more important than ever.

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We launch our first ever Art Happens campaign to help fund pioneering fan making project

27th June 20171,408 views

Earlier this year the little-known craft of fan making was included in the Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Craft, categorised as at serious risk of no longer being practised in the UK. Launching via Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform Art Happens, we are campaigning to raise £14,000 to help realise an innovative project which aims to reinvigorate this once thriving craft form.

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Winter 2016/17 Opening Times

16th November 20161,999 views

Winter 2016/17 Opening & Closing Times

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