Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas of Madrid – Fan Collection
Part of the collection of fans housed in the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas of Madrid can be seen at the following link : http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/SimpleSearch?Museo=MNAD
Use search term (Busqueda General) Abanicos (fans in Spanish). Select all (Todos los términos), press Buscar to search the catalogue.
The fans were catalogued by the former curator of … Read more ›
Visitors to Versailles – 24th October 2017 to 25th February 2018
Fans also feature in the exhibition Visitors to Versailles – at Versailles from 24th October 2017 to 25th February 2018, and thereafter travelling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
See: http://en.chateauversailles.fr/news/patronage-news/visitors-versailles-1682-1789#versailles,-a-royal-destination … Read more ›
Gemeentemuseum in The Hague – 14th October 2017 to 4th March 2018
Fans are on show in an exhibition currently on show – from 14th October 2017 to 4th March 2018 – at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. The exhibition, entitled Art Deco puts a large focus on Paul Poiret. Further details to be found at: https://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/en/exhibitions/art-deco … Read more ›
Exhibition OUVRAGES DE DAMES 23/24 September 2017 St. Eustache, France
The exhibition organised by FCI members in France was a great success. It was opened by the Mayor of the commune and received a steady stream of visitors and some good press coverage (in French).
Click on the images to view larger size. … Read more ›
Coutau-Begarie auction, Paris on 23rd October 2017
An important sale of fans in the Coutau-Begarie auction, Paris on 23rd October 2017
Full details at: http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/infos.jsp?id=86424 … Read more ›
Royal Gifts at Buckingham Palace until Oct 1 2017
There are three fans on show in ‘Royal Gifts’ currently exhibiting at Buckingham Palace – until 1st October 2017.
Full details on their website: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/royal-gifts/buckingham-palace … Read more ›
Save the Date! Manchester Antique Textile Fair 2017
NOTE the change of Date from March to April!
Just so you can note your diaries before we feature the flyer for the Fair, the Annual Textile Fair held by the Textile Society at Fallowfield, Manchester, will be held on Sunday APRIL 30th 2017.
No excuses then ( no snow, no cold, just April Showers!), … Read more ›
L’Eventail et La Mode – report
Just a quick pic of the Exhibition we have just mounted.
Successful weekend ( September 3rd and 4th) with members of the Public enjoying fans, asking questions, bringing their friends, and fun for those of us from the FCI hosting the event. Mary and Gordon Cooper, Anne Moulinier-Krebbs ( who devised a children’s quiz and … Read more ›
L’Eventail et La Mode…..fans and fashion in September 2016
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 … Read more ›
LONDON goes to the USA!
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 … Read more ›