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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall becomes Patron

7th January 2009 The Fan Museum1,256 views

The Trustees of The Fan Museum Trust, Greenwich, are privileged to announce that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has graciously accepted to be Patron of the museum.

Situated in a fine early 18th century townhouse in the heart of Historic Maritime Greenwich (a designated World Heritage Site), The Fan Museum is the world’s only comprehensive museum devoted to the Ladies’ Fan.

Opened in 1991 by the founders, the late Mr. A. V. and Mrs. Alexander, the museum promotes research, education, conservation and the production of fans. Since opening, more than 50 exhibitions have been held, most of these calling on the museum’s own and growing collection as well as that of the founder, Mrs. Hélène Alexander, MBE, accepted as the world’s most representative collection. The museum also stages prestigious exhibitions of fans from foreign collections. Indeed, in 2008, in staging “A Touch of Dutch”, the Royal Collection of fans from The Netherlands was brought together for the first time for public viewing.

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Curator in Residence

Saturday 23 March 2019

Join The Fan Museum’s curator, Jacob Moss and curatorial assistant Scott Schiavone for free-to-attend talks on a range of fan-related topics pertaining to the current gallery displays.

''In Celebration!' - Admiral Sir William Parker of Crooms Hill

Monday 1st April 2019, 7.30pm

An illustrated talk by Daphne Joynes on the life and times of Admiral Sir William Parker, who with his large family lived at 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich (now home to the Fan Museum) in the late eighteenth century.

”In Celebration!’ – Song of Myself : A 200th Birthday Celebration of Walt Whitman

Friday 31st May 2019, 7.30pm

Advance booking is now open for the showcase of Song of Myself, a celebration of the great American poet Walt Whitman, written for the 200th anniversary of his birth by Wayne Adrian Drew.

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Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
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Free entry for senior citizens and disabled visitors (except for groups)

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