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Treasures of the Fan Museum. An introduction to the world’s first fan museum and its extraordinary collection. Jacob Moss Monday 09 March 2020

Occupying a pair of early Georgian townhouses nestled in historic Greenwich, the story of how the Fan Museum came to fruition is interwoven with the fascinating biography of its founder, whose personal collection forms the basis of the Museum’s holdings of five thousand plus fans dated from the tenth Century to the present day.  

The talk will be richly illustrated and emphasise the rise and fall of fans in Europe from the Sixteenth Century to contemporary examples decorated by street artists. Jacob will introduce a diverse array of treasures from the Museum’s collection, including recent major acquisitions like its astonishing Elizabethan period folding fan – a miraculous survival from a time when folding fans were carried only by the wealthiest, most image conscious women!