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Treasures of The Fan Museum Catalogue (Book)



16 January – 05 June 2016

The UK’s only museum dedicated to the history of fans and craft of fan making celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary in 2016. To mark the occasion the Museum staged an exhibition of its finest fans, Treasures of The Fan Museum. For this celebratory show, the Museum’s curators delved deep into the collections, handpicking a remarkable array of fans which showcased the extraordinary diversity of the Museum’s holdings. Exhibition highlights included seventeenth century fans painted with mythological subjects, elaborately carved & gilt rococo confections, and twentieth century fans by artists George Barbier and Salvador Dali. Contemporary fan making was represented in the form of a fan by Sylvain Le Guien, whose modernist confections capture the imagination and present fan making as a wholly relevant and extant art form.

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Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Family ticket (up to 2 Adults and up to 3 Children, also 1 Adult and 4 Children): £10.00
Concessions: £3.00
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  • Senior citizens
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Wednesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens.

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The Museum is now open Tuesday – Saturday, 11h00 – 17h00, last entry at 16h30

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