The Magical World of Fans

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.

For more information see

A Gentle Breeze – Fans from 1900 to Today, 16th July to 8th October 2022

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.