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Special Donors Event at The Fan Museum

5th February 2016 Jacob Moss1,373 views

On Monday 01 February 2016, The Fan Museum hosted a special event to thank those who generously donated to the recent purchase of an Elizabethan folding fan.

The Fan Museum welcomed guests from the Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and numerous Friends of The Fan Museum to celebrate the recent purchase and installation of an Elizabethan embroidered folding fan (c. 1590 – 1630).  The fan is thought to be the only surviving example of its kind, and forms an integral and unique part of The Fan Museum’s collections.

The fan was recently integrated into the museum’s permanent collection, and this special occasion allowed donors to enjoy the new acquisition and to learn more of its significance as a piece of fan history.

The event was attended by guest of honour Sir Roy Strong C.H., former director of both The National Portrait Gallery and The Victoria & Albert Museum.  Sir Roy gave a short speech to highlight the significance of this acquisition, and provided a fascinating insight into the Elizabethan period in which the fan was produced.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our successful bid to acquire the Elizabethan period embroidered fan.
Photo Credit: Rhian Cox

 

 

 

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Sir Roy Strong C.H.

Sir Roy Strong C.H. attends the Donors Event at The Fan Museum.