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Air al la Mode: Sylvain Le Guen, Contemporary Fan Designer

2nd August - 13th November 2011

Air a la Mode exhibition

An exhibition at The Fan Museum which will showcase the work of an exceptional artist / craftsman…

Born in 1977, Sylvain Le Guen has always been intrigued by the beauty and complexity of fans which, over time, have become an expression of his immense artistic talent. His passion for the subject has led him to create highly original fans of every kind, some of which will be seen at The Fan Museum for the first time.

Sylvain ‘knows’ fans intimately and he understands the intricacies involved in the making of these exceptional objects. Using a variety of techniques and materials, he creates contemporary designs for the montures (i.e. the sticks and guards) while his delicacy of touch also encompasses the making of the leaf of the fan, producing the most unusual, imaginative, but always fine, fans.

Sylvain Le Guen’s work is unique and should be regarded as Decorative Art at its very best. Often inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, the originality and elegance of Sylvain’s fans is French: Haute Couture at its most outstanding. But his work also reflects a charming personality seldom encountered in the world of Fashion.

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12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER


Adults: £5.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-16): £3.00

National Trust Members:

50% discount on the adult price ticket

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Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount on the Adult price tickets

Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Tuesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens and disabled visitors (except for groups)

Please note that the discounts listed above cannot be applied when visitors are part of a large group visit or guided tour group.  Please click here for further details.

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The Fan Museum will be closed to the public from Monday March 16 2020

Following careful consideration of the current course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to implement a planned closure of The Fan Museum. We have made this decision in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors. We are not aware of any specific health risk to staff or visitors.

We will continue to conduct as much of our work as we can remotely. For any enquiries please email