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This section includes any fan-related Exhibitions of which we are aware, along with our own FCI Events.

Information regarding other exhibitions is always welcome. Please let us have any information that we could publish on this site by filling in the form on our Contact Us page. …

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Unfolding Fans – St Andrews Museum 16th March -1st June 2019
Category: External Events

An exhibition has been curated by postgraduate Museum & Gallery Studies students at the University of St Andrews, and is being held at St. Andrews Museum in Fife, Scotland, running from now until 1st June.
We understand some of the fans in the exhibition belonged to Lady Victoria Wemyss (1890-1994), a lady-in waiting to Queen  …

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Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd Collection 5th March 2019 to 12th January 2020.
Category: External Events

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd Collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge from 5th March 2019 to 12th January 2020.

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the

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The Lady’s Adviser: Love and Courting on Folding Fans at Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio until 30th June 2019.
Category: External Events

The Lady’s Adviser: Love and Courting on Folding Fans
December 8, 2018–June 30, 2019 | Gallery 213

Women’s fans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were often decorated with subjects that were meant to act as conversation starters during social gatherings. Imagery could include any number of themes, from nature to classical mythology, commemorations of  …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Fans: The Workshop – 25th June 2019.
Category: External Events

In June 2019 Tennants in Leyburn has kindly agreed to loan cabinet space to the FCI for the second exhibition of member’s fans.

During the exhibition period, the second fan auction of 2019 is envisaged.

Due to the successful Event Day in 2018 when many members joined local people for a lecture, lunch and viewing  …

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Judith Kennedy Collection – Tennants Sale March 9 2019
Category: Past Events

The Judith Kennedy Collection of fine Antique Fans will be sold at Tennants in Leyburn on March 9th 2019. The collection will be the main focus of the auction, which is supplemented by Part 3 of fans from an ongoing collection dispersal, and some entries from local vendors.

Judith Kennedy joined the FCI in 1977,  …

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The Blackborne Collection – Tennants Auctions May and July 2018
Category: Past Events

Two parts of the Blackborne Collection of Antique Fans were offered in auction by Tennants in Yorkshire in April and July 2018. 
FCI Members were treated to a view of some of these fans in 1997 and again in 2010, when AGMs were held in Yorkshire. However, in total there are actually more than 450  …

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Edinburgh
The Fan Circle AGM: Edinburgh May 17-21 2018
Category: Past Events

The Fan Circle AGM in 2018 will take place in Edinburgh between 17th and 21st May 2018. The hotel selected is in a very central location near Holyrood and, in addition to the usual ‘AGM’ events, one day will be spent visiting attractions outside the Scottish capital and there will also be a visit to  …

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