Following an extended period of closure, The Fan Museum is pleased to announce its reopening to the public on Wednesday 10 November 2021.
Visitors to the UK’s only Museum devoted to the history, culture and artistry of the fan will find updated ground floor displays featuring an array of treasures, including an important fan painting by the post-Impressionist artist, Paul Gauguin and a modernist masterpiece by fan maker extraordinaire, Sylvain Le Guen.
The first floor galleries, with their elegant, panelled interiors, will, from Winter through to early Springtime, play host to a sensational exhibition of the Museum’s finest lace fans. Aptly titled The Allure of Lace, the exhibition will feature more than seventy European fans incorporating both handmade and machine lace leaves dating from the 18th century to present day. Highlights include a spectacular late-19th century folding fan with an intricate lace seascape fashioned by Belgian lace maker, Jenny Minne-Dansaert, and a fine quality Brussels lace fan mounted on blonde tortoiseshell sticks enriched with gold work, diamonds and enamelling by maison Fabergé.
The Fan Museum’s Curator, Jacob Moss says: It is with much excitement that we prepare to welcome visitors back to the Museum, who I’m sure will greatly enjoy our first exhibition since closing back in March 2020. Prepared to be dazzled by the beauty & craftsmanship which is The Allure of Lace!
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