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.
The 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.