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Royal Visit to The Fan Museum

7th February 2008 The Fan Museum1,092 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.

Fans have a long association with Royalty. From the Egyptian Pharaohs to our current Monarch, fans have been used for Royal ceremonies and as a status symbol for ladies of rank.

The current exhibition, “Celebrations”, includes many fans that commemorate Royal occasions, and precedes the forthcoming exhibition, “A Touch of Dutch”, which will be showing fans from the Royal House of Orange-Nassau, never before seen outside The Netherlands.

HRH visit to The Fan MuseumThe Duchess of Cornwall will be given a personal tour by the Director and Founder of The Fan Museum, Hélène Alexander MBE, and it is with pleasure that The Fan Museum will receive such an honoured guest.

The Fan Museum, Greenwich, is the first museum in the world exclusively dedicated to fans, and by creating bespoke pieces ensures that the art of fan making is kept alive.

A centre of excellence for academic research and conservation, the museum houses a unique collection of more than 4000 objects directly related to fans and fan making. In addition to permanent displays, The Fan Museum features thematic exhibitions that change several times each year.

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Upcoming Events

A Waving Field of Feathers: Feathers, tradition and fashion at the British Court.

Thursday 21st June 2018

An illustrated lecture by Dr Joanna Marschner (Senior Curator, Historic Royal Palaces).

To coincide with The Fan Museum’s summer exhibit, A Bird in the Hand, Dr Joanna Marschner will give an illustrated presentation on the subject of Court Dress, revealing how feathers – and in particular those of the ostrich – have played significant and symbolic roles within Court attire throughout the ages.

Capes, Cloaks and Headdresses

Thursday 19th July 2018

An illustrated lecture by Jo Hatton (Keeper of Natural History, Horniman Museum and Gardens).

Discover more about the significance, meaning and use of birds and their feathers by indigenous peoples as Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens Jo Hatton explores some of the many featherwork items in the Horniman’s collection.

 

 

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Members/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount on the Adult price tickets

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Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Tuesday Special:

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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