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Talking Fans: Season II

28th March 2022707 views

Following on from the success of last year’s opening season of Talking Fans we are pleased to announce the start of Season II of Talking Fans, comprising four online presentations for Spring/Summer 2022. Delivered by the Museum’s expert curatorial staff, each of the talks will cover a different aspect of the multi-layered history, culture, and artistry of the fan.

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The Fan Museum launches partnership with Art UK

22nd February 2022337 views

The Fan Museum is delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership with Art UK, the ‘online showcase for art in every UK public collection.  The project facilitates broader digital access to the Museum’s outstanding collections and spotlights our treasures on a platform which attracts a global audience of art, history and culture enthusiasts.

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The Fan Museum announces November 2021 Reopening

29th October 2021906 views

Following an extended period of closure, The Fan Museum is pleased to announce its reopening to the public on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

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Mapping London’s Fan Makers

30th September 2021797 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Mapping London’s Fan Makers’ on the Layers of London website.

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Talking Fans: Autumn/Winter 2021

20th August 20212,437 views

Talking Fans: The Fan Museum Digital Talks, Autumn/Winter 2021

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The Fan Museum is Recruiting

21st July 2021888 views

Our small, award-winning museum requires a General Manager and a House Manager to join the team.

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The Fan Museum at 30: Digital Lecture Series

6th April 20212,340 views

2021 marks 30 years since The Fan Museum first opened to the public. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Museum is launching a series of free-to-attend online talks, each exploring a different aspect of the Museum’s extensive archive of fan-themed exhibitions.

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Murder at the Museum! Wayne A. Drew’s latest sell-out novel.

12th January 20211,324 views

STOP PRESS!  First edition paperbacks of Wayne A. Drew’s latest thriller novel, ‘Murder at the Museum’, featuring The Fan Museum’s director Hélène Alexander as a leading character, are about to sell out via our online gift shop!

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The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers launch special edition fan by leading UK fashion designer, Stewart Parvin.

23rd November 20202,201 views

The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers launch special edition fan by leading UK fashion designer, Stewart Parvin, MVO.

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Enriching The Fan Museum’s Collections in 2020

16th November 2020962 views

Recently uploaded to the Museum’s Facebook page is a short feature detailing the continued enrichment of The Fan Museum Trust collection during 2020, a year beset by challenges caused by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Reopening Update

20th July 20201,890 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 20202,567 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 20201,699 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 20201,688 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 20201,080 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 20201,567 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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