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L’Eventail et La Mode…..fans and fashion in September 2016
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L’Eventail et La Mode

 A unique opportunity to view museum quality antique costume and fans will be presented to the Public in France on September 3rd and 4th !

The Comite des Fetes in Saint-Eustache ( a small village above Lake Annecy) will mount a special exhibition of costumes and fans from  …

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LONDON goes to the USA!
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No, not another London bridge crossing the Pond, far more exciting!

The following information has been ( rather belatedly) received from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Hopefully FCI/FANA members will be there in their hordes and can report back to us.

As part of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s Enid and Lester Morse Historic  …

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EVENTAIL: Elegance et Utilite
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Can we tempt you…………………………to the South of France this summer?

Such a terrible thing, hearing about a new exhibition and then realising that it is miles away!

But, should you be down in the South of France between May 20th 2016 and October 28th, 2016, you should try make a special trip  …

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Treasures at the FAN MUSEUM Greenwich UK
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The UK’s only museum dedicated to the history of fans and craft of fan making celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary in 2016. To mark the occasion an exhibition of the Museum’s finest fans, Treasures of The Fan Museum, will run from 16 January to 05 June 2016.

For this celebratory show, the Museum’s curators have  …

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NEW book, Meru exhibition
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Due out, in tandem with the Meru exhibition, a book produced by Sylvain Le Guen and Georgina Letourmy-Bordier , full of fabulous photos!

The hardback book produced for the exhibition in Meru is
‘L’eventail – Matieres d’excellence’
and retails at 33 euros, plus postage from the museum.:
Musee de la Nacre et de la Tableterie,  …

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For those of you who are feeling the need to treat yourself to a fan, The Textile Society will hold their annual London Fair in October.

Several dealers are known to stock fans for sale, and of course there is a myriad of colour and treasures to enjoy, with textiles and costume from all over  …

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LACE FANS Exhibited! Sebourg, France, 2015
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FCI and CE Participate in the Lacemakers’ Biennial in Sebourg, Northern France


The theme: Paraguay and Nanduti Lace, and fans

The dates:   June 6th and 7th 2015

The aim:       To publicize our organisations and lace fans

The result:   Some new members, and an excellent opportunity to exhibit fans!


Over four  …

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30th Anniversary of Cercle de L’Eventail
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This announcement is to alert members of FCI to the events proposed by the Cercle de L’Eventail (CE) in celebration of their 30th Anniversary in 2015. The celebrations will be held over 3 days, September 17th to 19th inclusive.

Our friends in the CE have been generous enough, once again, to invite those FCI members  …

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What’s happening in BEDFORD in May……
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Fans-i-ful Lace

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  …

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FAB FEATHERS at The Bowes Museum
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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, Lanvin and Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton, amongst others. As well as a small selection of fans, this very striking exhibition feathered hats and
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