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Mapping London’s Fan Makers

30th September 2021 Jacob Moss114 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Mapping London’s Fan Makers’ on the Layers of London website.

A culmination of many months of painstaking research, the interactive map features the names and locations of 200+ fan makers, fan painters and associate workers active in London in the 17th and 18th centuries. Many of the entries link through to fans & associated objects in other museum collections and are further enriched with biographical details, unfolding stories of migration, poverty and even crime.

Take a tour of the map and discover the fascinating history of London’s fan trade and learn more about the craftspeople and entrepreneurs involved in the making and selling of handheld fans during a period when London’s fan makers achieved a pinnacle of productivity and ingenuity.

CLICK HERE to access the map.

For more information about the project/map, please email The Fan Museum’s curatorial team: j.moss@thefanmuseum.org.uk / s.schiavone@thefanmuseum.org.uk

 

Upcoming Events

Talking Fans > Illustrating Fashionable Fans

Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 19.00 hrs BST

Georges Barbier, Paul Iribe and Georges Lepape; three masters of fashion illustration who dominated the pages of early 20th century fashion magazines. These artists translated the period’s fashionable trends onto exclusive fan designs for couturiers, department stores and perfumiers. Join The Fan Museum’s assistant curator Scott Schiavone as he explores the lives and work of Georges Barbier, Paul Iribe and George Lepape and their contribution to early 20th century fashion and fans.

 

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