Fans of the Belle Époque
12th May - 2nd September 2015
Featuring the very best of the Museum’s late nineteenth & early twentieth century fans…
FANS OF THE BELLE ÉPOQUE evokes the extravagance and theatricality commonly associated with this alluring epoch (c. 1890-1910). The exhibition features a spellbinding assortment of exquisitely-crafted fans – the types favoured by wealthy American heiresses and the cream of European society at this time.
The very best of the Museum’s collections of late nineteenth and early twentieth century fans are on show, including: lavish examples from the go-to fan makers of the period, DUVELLEROY & KEES; an array of beautifully conceived Art Nouveau confections, and exuberant designs by gifted painters such as ABBÉMA, LASELLAZ, and BILLOTEY.
Browse Past Exhibitions
Pankha: Traditional Crafted Hand Fans of the Indian Subcontinent
5th October 2004 - 16th January 2005
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Tuesday - Saturday
11am - 5pm
12pm - 5pm
12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER