East meets West at The Fan Museum

As the stunning Gérard Lévy exhibition is due to close at the end of September, another prepares to open in October - running until the end of the year

Folding fan with mother of pearl sticks and leaf painted by Josephine Calamatta. France, ca. 1870. The Fan Museum, Helene Alexander Collection

Following on from a successful Summer exhibition, this season The Fan Museum’s elegant Georgian interiors play host to a colourful, vibrant display of the Museum’s treasures – a showcase of extraordinary richness and diversity.

The broad ranging display will include fans from both East and West and which represent the complex, multi-faceted history and culture of the fan through different ages.
Running from 2 October to 29 December, the exhibition is supported by a number of events including a lunchtime lecture on Thursday 17 October given by Dr Kate Felus, author of The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden, and a special Chinese Operatic performance by Kathy Hall of London Chinese Opera Studio. In full costume and with fan in hand, her performance is sure to be a spectacle not to be missed.

Folding fan painted with a lady having her wig styled by a gentleman on a ladder. France, ca. 1770. The Fan Museum, Helene Alexander Collection

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