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Street Fans: Partner Events

5th September 2017439 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 2017262 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 2017410 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 2017207 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 2017262 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 2017353 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 20161,340 views

Winter 2016/17 Opening & Closing Times

at The Fan Museum

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Coming Up at The Fan Museum in 2016…

20th June 20162,515 views

The museum’s new exhibition, Fans of the Livery is the latest of many fascinating offerings from The Fan Museum in the coming months.

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Curator in Residence 2016

9th February 20161,712 views

During the Summer of 2016, The Fan Museum’s curators will be in residence to offer short talks on the museum’s collections and fan handling sessions.

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Special Donors Event at The Fan Museum

5th February 20161,373 views

On Monday 01 February 2016, The Fan Museum hosted a special event to thank those who generously donated to the recent purchase of an Elizabethan folding fan.

The Fan Museum welcomed guests from the Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and numerous Friends of The Fan Museum to celebrate the recent purchase and installation of an Elizabethan embroidered folding fan (c. 1590 – 1630).  The fan is thought to be the only surviving example of its kind, and forms an integral and unique part of The Fan Museum’s collections.

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The Fan Museum Trust acquires a unique embroidered folding fan, c. 1590-1630

2nd July 20152,521 views

The Fan Museum is delighted to announce it has acquired, with the generous support of the Art Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), a unique piece of fan history in the form of an embroidered folding fan, c. 1590–1630.

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Coming Up at The Fan Museum in 2015…

21st May 20151,305 views

Our new exhibition, Fans of the Belle Époque is up and running and is the latest of many enticing offerings from The Fan Museum in the coming months.

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Seniors Open Day 2015 – A Report

30th March 20151,173 views

On Monday 23 March 2015, The Fan Museum opened its doors for a special event aimed at audiences aged 55+.

The day was well-attended by visitors from the local boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham who enjoyed a variety of free taster activities such as fan making, short talks and refreshments.  The project, a Museum of London grant-funded initiative, gained much from the support of Lewisham Pensioners Forum. Thank you to everyone, including our lovely volunteers, who turned out and made the day such a memorable occasion.
Photo Credit: Rhian Cox

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits The Fan Museum

5th March 20151,672 views

On the morning of Tuesday 17 February 2015, The Fan Museum welcomed a fourth visit from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, a Patron of the museum since 2009.

Her Royal Highness joined museum Director Mrs Hélène Alexander and curator Jacob Moss for a guided tour of the current exhibition, ‘Waterloo: Life & Times’. The Duchess also received a brief lesson in fan conservation by conservator Yuki Burt, who was busy repairing the damaged ribbon of an ivory brisé fan from the museum’s collection.

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Embroidered silk fan c1800

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Folding fan with horn monture and silk leaf embroidered with feather motifs and sequins, c. 1800