Thursday 25 April 2019
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Credit: ©The Fitzwilliam Museum
Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the newly acquired collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans. The collection of over 600 objects ranges in date from the 18th to the 20th century and in type from bejewelled and hand-painted court and wedding fans, to printed mass-produced advertising fans, aide-memoire fans, mourning fans and children’s fans. A conservation project generously funded by the Marlay Group has allowed us to display a selection of these fragile but extraordinary objects for the first time.
The morning will begin with a presentation by Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts. Friends will be invited to join our conservators in the exhibition in the Sasakawa Fan Gallery, and will be led behind the scenes to the conservation studios for practical demonstrations of conservation techniques
10:15 - 13:00
Meet in the Seminar Room at 10:15
Running times are approximate and subject to change