What’s On

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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AGM 2020 – BOURNEMOUTH 14th-17th May
Category: FCI Events

The Fan Circle makes a return, after nearly 20 years, to the coastal town of Bournemouth in 2020. With a sea view, our hotel is close to everything and makes a comfortable base. We shall be hosting two local exhibitions in local museums which will be open to the public.

Our themes will be Victorian  …

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The Man with the Carnation – Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection at The Fan Museum, 4th June – 29th September 2019
Category: External Events

This exhibition showcases the fan collection of Gérard Lévy (1934–2016), a dealer and connoisseur of Asian art and antique photography who collected fans for pleasure. Born in Morocco, Lévy lived most of his life in France where in 1966 he opened Galerie Gérard Lévy (designed by Le Corbusier) in Paris. An urbane figure who always  …

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Fashion, Fragrance and Fans – Announcing a Second FCI fan exhibition at Tennants, North Yorkshire June 2019
Category: Past Events

FCI_Tennants_2 With the theme of “Fashion, Fragrance and Fans”, FCI Northern members have loaned fans for the whole of June. Fabulous floral lace fans, painted fans, and Japanese fans showing gardens. Perfume bottles complement the fragrance on advertising fans. Relevant fan publications are also on show.

In the adjoining cabinet the late Judith Elliott’s perfume fans  …

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The Lady’s Adviser: Love and Courting on Folding Fans at Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio until 30th June 2019.
Category: Past 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: Past 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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Unfolding Fans – St Andrews Museum 16th March -1st June 2019
Category: Past 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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