2021 marks 30 years since The Fan Museum first opened to the public. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Museum is launching a series of free-to-attend online talks, each exploring a different aspect of the Museum’s extensive archive of fan-themed exhibitions.
Talks will take place on the Zoom conferencing platform and advance booking is essential.
To book places, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your full name and the title/s of the talk/s you would like to attend. In advance of the date of each talk, you will receive by email an event reminder and Zoom link enabling attendance.
The Fan Museum at 30: Schedule of Talks
19.00–20.15 hrs BST, Wednesday 05 May 2021
The Fan Museum at 30: Director’s Choice
Join The Fan Museum’s Founder and Director, Hélène Alexander as she reflects on 30 extraordinary years (to the day!) of exhibition making. The Fan Museum Curator, Jacob Moss will facilitate a richly illustrated presentation in which Mrs Alexander will highlight just one exhibition from each of the past three decades she’s presided over. The talk will conclude with a short Q&A. If you would like to put questions to Mrs Alexander, please do so in advance by emailing email@example.com
19.00–20.15 hrs BST, Wednesday 02 June 2021
The Fan Museum at 30: The Romantic Age
Join Mary Kitson, The Fan Museum consultant and Secretary to the Fan Circle International as she reflects on the 2019 exhibition, The Romantic Age. Mary will discuss some of the exhibition’s key themes and illustrate a selection of early to mid-19th century fans featured within the displays.
19.00–20.15 hrs BST, Wednesday 07 July 2021
The Fan Museum at 30: Seduced! Fans & the Art of Advertising
Join The Fan Museum’s curator, Jacob Moss as he reflects on the 2013 exhibition, Seduced! Fans & the Art of Advertising. Jacob will discuss some of the key themes within the exhibition and present a colourful array of promotional fans dating from the late-19th century to interwar period.
19.00–20.15 hrs BST, Wednesday 04 August 2021
The Fan Museum at 30: TBC
Details of the final talk in the current series coming soon.