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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed Good Friday, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January
FREE ADMISSION

 

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

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Email: education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk or tel: 01223 332904


Fan facts
10.30 – 13.00
FREE

Join our speakers for a morning of engaging short talks:

10.30: An Insight into Printed Fans
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
Flavia Ravaioli, Objects Conservator at The Fitzwilliam Museum

11.30: Tea/coffee

12.00: Collector’s Choice
Mrs Hélène Alexander, Director and founder of The Fan Museum

12.30: Fan Mania: The Lennox-Boyd Collection
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.

Read more about Caroline Allington and her world of fans in this Country Life article.


 

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