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Fans Study Day

Fri 13 September 2019

Fitzwilliam Museum

A study day in two halves designed to illuminate and engage people with collecting, restoring and making fans.


Fan facts | 10.30 – 13.00 | FREE
Join our speakers for a morning of engaging short talks:

10.30: 'An Insight into Printed Fans' with Anne-Marie Benson (The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers) and Mary Kitson (The Fan Circle International)

11.00: 'Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd Collection' with Flavia Ravaioli (Objects Conservator at The Fitzwilliam Museum)

11.30: Tea/coffee

12.00: 'Collector’s Choice' with Mrs Hélène Alexander (Director and founder of The Fan Museum)

12.30: 'Fan Mania: The Lennox-Boyd Collection' with Susan Mayor, (formerly Director of Christie’s)


Fan making workshop | 14.00 – 16.30
£40.00 (£35 concessions) Includes tea/coffee/biscuits, fan sticks and equipment

An opportunity to work with experienced tutor, Caroline Allington, who will not only provide expert guidance, but also a wealth of knowledge about the history and craft of fans. Each participant will make a fan, either of the traditional Chinese shape, or of the Fontange shape, an early 20th century design. Please bring two different sheets of paper (A2 or larger). Gift wrap is suitable, but not too shiny or folded.

Cost: Workshop £40.00 (£35 concessions)

Ages: Adults

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Email: education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 332904


All times

Fri 13 September 2019 10:30AM - 4:30PM


Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Email: fitzmuseum-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 332900
Fax: +44 1223 332923