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Talking Fans: Season II

28th March 2022756 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 2022348 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 2021916 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 2021802 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 20212,442 views

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

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The Fan Museum is Recruiting

21st July 2021893 views

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

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Upcoming Events

Talking Fans > Dance Fans and the Georgian Assembly Room

Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 19.00hrs BST

In eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe, assemblies and balls were the centre of the Season where complex dances and social relationships played out. A plethora of dance manuals and sheet music were created to teach the music and social etiquette of the assembly rooms, which included the popularisation of the Country Dance fan and Quadrille fan. Join TFM Curatorial Assistant Ailsa Hendry as she explores the relationship between dance, fans, and society during this period.

Talking Fans > Art of Deception: 18th Century Trompe l’œil Fans

Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 19.00hrs BST

The French term trompe l’œil can be translated as ‘trick of the eye’ and applies to works of art which create an illusion of a real object or scene. Although its origins can be traced back to the Classical period, the trompe l’œil phenomenon is especially prevalent in the eighteenth century and is applied in varying ways to fans throughout the period. Join TFM Curator & The Arts Society Lecturer, Jacob Moss as he explores the trompe l’œil trend as seen on a variety of eighteenth century fans from the Museum’s outstanding collections.

Summer Lecture with Hélène Alexander

Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 19.00hrs BST

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