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Teaching History in 100 Objects

5th March 2015 The Fan Museum1,408 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce that a fan from it collections has made it onto the ‪Teaching History with 100 Objects list.

This innovative project, developed by the British Museum and other cultural organisations across the UK, harnesses the power of objects to motivate young people’s interest in history and to provide teachers with resources to inspire their students’ study of events and people in the past.

For more information visit: www.teachinghistory100.org

Folding fan made to commemorate the restoration of King Charles II to the throne of England. The paper mount is adorned on both sides with woodcut prints of oak leaves, acorns, orbs, sceptres and crowns; scrolls bearing the inscription ‘The Hapy Restoration’ weave in and out of the main design. English, c.1660 The Fan Museum, HA1723

Folding fan made to commemorate the restoration of King Charles II to the throne of England. The paper mount is adorned on both sides with woodcut prints of oak leaves, acorns, orbs, sceptres and crowns; scrolls bearing the inscription ‘The Hapy Restoration’ weave in and out of the main design.
English, c.1660
The Fan Museum, HA1723

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Thursday 21st June 2018

An illustrated lecture by Dr Joanna Marschner (Senior Curator, Historic Royal Palaces).

To coincide with The Fan Museum’s summer exhibit, A Bird in the Hand, Dr Joanna Marschner will give an illustrated presentation on the subject of Court Dress, revealing how feathers – and in particular those of the ostrich – have played significant and symbolic roles within Court attire throughout the ages.

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Thursday 19th July 2018

An illustrated lecture by Jo Hatton (Keeper of Natural History, Horniman Museum and Gardens).

Discover more about the significance, meaning and use of birds and their feathers by indigenous peoples as Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens Jo Hatton explores some of the many featherwork items in the Horniman’s collection.

 

 

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The Hapy Restoration fan

The Hapy Restoration

Folding fan made to commemorate the restoration of King Charles II to the throne of England. The paper mount is adorned on both sides with woodcut prints of oak leaves, acorns, orbs, sceptres and crowns; scrolls bearing the inscription ‘The Hapy Restoration’ weave in and out of the main design.