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Fantasy Unfurled: TFM Announces Major Acquisition

20th April 20201,288 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 20201,724 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 2020944 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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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits The Fan Museum

6th December 20191,183 views

On Wednesday 04 December, The Fan Museum welcomed HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, its Patron since 2008…

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Autumn/Winter 2019 Events

7th November 2019874 views

The Fan Museum’s Autumn/Winter events programme is well underway, with two unmissable performances yet to take place before the year concludes.

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The Fan Museum’s Curator joins The Arts Society Directory of Lecturers

8th May 20191,672 views

The Fan Museum is delighted to announce that its curator, Jacob Moss has been successful in his application to become an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS).  Jacob is the only speaker currently listed within the Directory as offering fan-themed talks and is looking forward to travelling around the UK, promoting The Fan Museum and educating TAS audiences on the various aspects of the history of fans and craft of fan making.

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