West Bohemian Museum, Pilsen, 25th November 2022 – 26th February 2023
The exhibition presents a set of 80 historical objects from the collections of the West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, the Central Bohemian Museum in Roztoky near Prague and from private collections. The concept of the exhibition broadly recalls the historical development, production and basic distribution of fans. As for the exhibits themselves, the 19th century is most represented here. Presented are both luxury branded fans, but also the more common ones, the so-called sibrínko fans. There are also several samples of patent constructions from the second half of the 19th century or feather fans in different color variants. The exhibition also includes essential women’s accessories, i.e. handbags, dance routines, toiletries, hat pins or powder cases.
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The Fan Museum, Greenwich
An exhibition of European and East Asian brisé fans (folding fans without leaves) dating from the late 17th century to the present day.
Curated by art historian David J. Ranftl (MA), Munich
The new exhibition shows numerous exhibits from the world of fans around 1900. The exhibition runs until the end of 2022.
https://www.faechermuseum.de/ (in German)
16th June – 20th November 2022, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux
Discover more than 600 pieces from the remarkable fan collection of Bordeaux collectors Jean Suire and Patrick Lorient, who have devoted much of their lives to gathering 2,000 fans.
at The Norris Museum, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
A partnership between the Norris Museum and The Fan Circle International, this exhibition is in memory of the late Sue Angell, who lived near St. Ives and who was a volunteer at the museum for a number of years. Sue was a notable collector of fans and the exhibition is mainly derived from her collection. It focuses on fans made in the 20th century for advertising and includes a few outstanding 21st century designed fans.
A reminder that as from 6th June 2022 and in line with the Ivory Act 2018, trade in elephant ivory will be banned in the UK. For details of the ban and exemptions, see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/dealing-in-items-containing-ivory-or-made-of-ivory
The Fan Museum, Greenwich, UK.
An exhibition celebrating flowers in all their beauty. See https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/
Central Bohemian Museum, Roztoky (near Prague), Czech Republic.
An exhibition presenting the fan not only as a fashion accessory but also considering its historical development and production in Europe during the 18th century. For more information visit https://www.muzeum-roztoky.cz/akce/1476-carovny-svet-vejiru
22nd April to 26th June 2022 at Museo Nacional de Ceramica, Valencia
An exhibition showing how the traditional Valencian fan can be made with reinvented designs and modern technological methods.For more information see https://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/mnceramica/en/actividades/exposiciones-temporales/en-curso/disenar-el-aire.html
Exhibition at The Garden Museum, London. 16th March – 19th June 2022
This exhibition, which examines how fashion and roses are entwined, includes many fashion accessories among its exhibits, including fans – and the accompanying events include a fan making workshop on 30th April.