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

18th July 201760 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 2017160 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 20161,193 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 20162,405 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 20161,612 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 20161,265 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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Adults: £4.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
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Embroidered silk fan c1800

The Fan Museum, HA1641

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