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London Volunteer Awards 2012

8th June 20122,179 views

London is a city which is renowned for its cultural and artistic diversity. Hosting more museums than any other major city, we are privileged to be able to enjoy these Wunderkammern of knowledge, both large and small. But without the generous help of volunteers, who give their time, dedication, enthusiasm and knowledge, many smaller museums would struggle to survive.

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Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Fan

1st January 20122,066 views

Continuing a long-held tradition of producing commemorative fans, The Fan Museum has commissioned a supremely elegant fan to mark the occasion of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

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The Duchess of Cornwall visits the museum

20th October 20091,830 views

The Duchess of Cornwall viewed an exhibition of military-themed fans during a visit to The Fan Museum in Greenwich, south-east London.

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall becomes Patron

7th January 20091,833 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.

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Royal Visit to The Fan Museum

7th February 20081,979 views

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Fan Museum in Greenwich on Thursday 7th February. This is the first time that a member of the Royal Family has visited The Fan Museum.

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Upcoming Events

Talking Fans > Dance Fans and the Georgian Assembly Room

Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 19.00hrs BST

In eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe, assemblies and balls were the centre of the Season where complex dances and social relationships played out. A plethora of dance manuals and sheet music were created to teach the music and social etiquette of the assembly rooms, which included the popularisation of the Country Dance fan and Quadrille fan. Join TFM Curatorial Assistant Ailsa Hendry as she explores the relationship between dance, fans, and society during this period.

Talking Fans > Art of Deception: 18th Century Trompe l’œil Fans

Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 19.00hrs BST

The French term trompe l’œil can be translated as ‘trick of the eye’ and applies to works of art which create an illusion of a real object or scene. Although its origins can be traced back to the Classical period, the trompe l’œil phenomenon is especially prevalent in the eighteenth century and is applied in varying ways to fans throughout the period. Join TFM Curator & The Arts Society Lecturer, Jacob Moss as he explores the trompe l’œil trend as seen on a variety of eighteenth century fans from the Museum’s outstanding collections.

Summer Lecture with Hélène Alexander

Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 19.00hrs BST

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Adults: £5.00
Concessions: £3.00
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Please note that we will be closed from Thursday 2nd June to Saturday 4th June inclusive for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.

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