The UKâ€™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 Museumâ€™s finest fans, Treasures of The Fan Museum, will run from 16 January to 05 June 2016.
For this celebratory show, the Museumâ€™s curators have delved deep into the collections, handpicking a remarkable array of fans which showcase the extraordinary diversity of the Museumâ€™s holdings. Exhibition highlights include seventeenth century fans painted with mythological subjects, elaborately carved & gilt rococo confections, and twentieth century fans by artists George Barbier and Salvador Dali. Contemporary fan making is represented in the form of a fan by Sylvain Le Guen, whose modernist confections capture the imagination and present fan making as a wholly relevant and extant art form.