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See what's new & noteworthy this month at The Fan Museum

Read a Fascinating Article by Helene Alexander

22nd May 20202,189 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to make available a richly illustrated article on a fan-related topic authored by Helene Alexander MBE, Founder/Director of the Museum and a leading authority on fans.

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Colour a Fan!

13th May 20201,545 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to share from its collection a free, downloadable colouring sheet of a fan advertising a famous beverage. Manufactured around 1930 by Éventails Ganné, Paris, the original design incorporates a mask-like face with peepholes. Visit our online database to learn out more about this striking Art Deco fan: https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/collections/fan216007

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Rediscovering a Unique Liaison: The Museum’s pioneering 2017 Street Fans project launches via Google Arts & Culture.

30th April 20201,572 views

In 2017 The Fan Museum, with support from Codex Urbanus, launched a pioneering initiative to put the heritage craft of fan making back on the map here in the UK. ‘Street Fans’ brought together twenty nine street artists and one contemporary fan maker for an innovative, exhibition-based project enriched with outreach activities designed to engage diverse audiences.

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Fantasy Unfurled: TFM Announces Major Acquisition

20th April 2020972 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of an extraordinary folding fan decorated by Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Formerly in the private collection of Paris-based antique dealer Gérard Lévy (1934-2016), the fan was widely admired by visitors attending the Museum’s 2019 summer exhibition, The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection.

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The Fan Museum announces major acquisition

3rd February 20201,409 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of an exceptional late-sixteenth century ‘flag fan’, a precious survival from a time when hand held fans were exotic ornaments as opposed to commonplace accessories.

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Volunteer Open Evening – Wednesday 19th February

27th January 2020745 views

The Fan Museum is a small, independent organisation which does not receive public funding. We rely on a team of wonderful volunteers who make an important and valued contribution to our success.

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Upcoming Events

The Fan Museum at 30: Seduced! Fans & the Art of Advertising

Wednesday 07 July 2021

19.00–20.00 hrs BST, Wednesday 07 July 2021
The Fan Museum at 30: Seduced! Fans & the Art of Advertising

Join The Fan Museum’s curator, Jacob Moss as he reflects on the 2014 exhibition, Seduced! Fans & the Art of Advertising. Jacob will discuss some of the exhibition’s key themes and illustrate a selection of early advertising fans dating from the late-19th century through to the interwar period.

The talk is offered free-of-charge and will take place on the Zoom conferencing platform.

Advance booking is essential. To book, please email info@thefanmuseum.org.uk stating your full name.

The Fan Museum at 30: Chinoiserie Fans

Wednesday 04 August 2021

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Museum Admission Pricing

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

Please note that the discounts listed above cannot be applied when visitors are part of a large group visit or guided tour group.  Please click here for further details.

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The Fan Museum will remain closed to the public until September 2021

Following careful consideration of the continued concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors, we will remain closed until further notice. We are currently refreshing our website and will update the News section when appropriate.

While staff continue to work remotely where possible the Museum office is open Monday to Friday 1000-1600.

For any enquiries please email info@thefanmuseum.org.uk or call 0208 305 1441.