I have visited the Fitzwilliam Museum many times but it wasn't until this year that I discovered the Fan Gallery. My usual approach to making art is through drawing and painting. For this exhibition I wanted to make something three dimensional using craft skills – a decision made after looking at fans in the museum's collection.
Image["Yvette Wilkie - Screen fan with embroidered peacock in a Chinese style landscape"]
Screen fan with embroidered peacock in a Chinese style landscape
The Sasakawa Fan Gallery (Gallery 34) is located through doorways on either side of the Courtauld staircase, in *gallery 33.
*Please note that the locations referenced are correct as of 1st December 2008. If you are visiting the Museum to see a specific object please contact us to check that it is on display on the day you plan to visit