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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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Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd Collection 5th March 2019 to 12th January 2020.
Category: Past 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 Man with the Carnation – Fans from the GĂ©rard LĂ©vy Collection at The Fan Museum, 4th June – 29th September 2019
Category: Past Events

This exhibition showcases the fan collection of GĂ©rard LĂ©vy (1934–2016), a dealer and connoisseur of Asian art and antique photography who collected fans for pleasure. Born in Morocco, LĂ©vy lived most of his life in France where in 1966 he opened Galerie GĂ©rard LĂ©vy (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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