What’s happening in BEDFORD in May……
May 2015 at The Higgins, Bedford
Collectors gallery – Entry free
The Fan Circle International are celebrating 40 years in 2015 and are marking the occasion with a display of beautiful lace fans for the month of May here at The Higgins Bedford.
A handcrafted fan has been specially created for the display … Read more â€º
FAB FEATHERS at The Bowes Museum
PLUMES FEATHERS IN FASHION, the Bowes Museum Barnard Castle, UK, 5/10/14 to 19/04/15
This exhibition was initiated by MoMu Museum Antwerp.
Dresses included ones by Thierry Mugler, Dior, Gaultier, Prada, Gucci, LanvinÂ and Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton, amongst others. As well as a small selection of fans, this very striking exhibition feathered hats and … Read more â€º
Gilded New York PLUS Fan Design Event
The intimate Museum Of the City Of New York has an ongoing exhibition called Gilded New York:
Inaugurating the Museumâ€™s Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the cityâ€™s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era … Read more â€º
Lace conference – subject Lace Fans! France, June 6-7 2015
There will be a special lace event near Lille in France on June 6th and 7th 2015.
The subject for 2015 will be lace fans and the laces of Paraguay. (For more on laces of Paraguay see Kathy Maxwell’s article in the Winter 2013 edition of the FANS Bulletin).
There will be a competition to … Read more â€º
Manchester textile fair! 1st March 2015
On March 1st 2015 at the Textile Society’s Antique Textile Fair in Manchester, FCI Publicity Officer Mary Cooper has been asked to give a short presentation on Fans. Read more â€º
New fan museum opens in St Petersburg
As visitors to this wonderful fair are collectors, museum curators, students of the Arts, college lecturers, and so many more, she is taking the opportunity to present …
The first and only one in Russia; the new fan Museum is located at 73-75 Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt. This is a significant contribution to the Museums system in Russia. The revival of the tradition of private collecting, lost after 1917, and the desire of the collector to show the amazing exhibits formed the basis for the … Read more â€º
FCI 40th Anniversary News
2015 is upon us, and FCI members can look forward to new projects and developments which should shape our future.
May 2015 sees the 40th Anniversary of our Organisation. This is a tremendous achievement and an opportunity to thank our Founder Members for creating a group which as grown to encompass many countries and has … Read more â€º