Treasures of the Fan Museum

2 February 2022

Digby hall , hound street, sherborne at 3 pm and 7 pm

Advertising fan for Möet & Chandon

Advertising fan for Möet & Chandon Champagne.

Double paper leaf printed on both sides with stylised masked female faces, signed A. LOPEZ.

French, ca. 1930

The Fan Museum, LDFAN2003.423.HA

Applied faces

‘Applied Faces’ folding fan with lavish sticks of alternating materials.

The double paper leaf is painted similarly on both sides with bustling scenes populated by Chinese officials and other figures with ivory faces and robes fashioned from fragments of silk.

Chinese (for export), ca.1880s

The Fan Museum, LDFAN1990.1.1

Geometric Pleats

Sipo wood fan, the paper leaf painted with a bold geometric design.

Annatomix / Sylvain Le Guen, 2017

The Fan Museum Trust Collection


Folding fan, the leaf painted by E. Parmentier. Also signed by the maker, Alexandre.
France, ca. 1860s

The Fan Museum entrance, Crooms Hill, Greenwich

Photos courtesy of The Fan Museum, London

This museum has an extraordinary collection – discover some of the key exhibits – from a rare Elizabethan folding fan to contemporary examples by street artists.

Jacob Moss

Jacob Moss

Having successfully completed a BA (hons) in Fashion at Reading School of Art, Jacob took up a position as an assistant for womenswear designer Donald Campbell. In 2010 he returned to education and obtained a postgraduate degree (Distinction) in Fashion Curation from London College of Fashion. Shortly thereafter Jacob joined The Fan Museum, the UK’s only Museum dedicated to the history of fans and craft of fan making. 

As the Museum’s Curator, he is responsible for co-organising its temporary exhibition programme and overseeing loans from the Museum’s extraordinary collections to organisations such as the Palace of Versailles and Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2017 he curated ‘Street Fans’, a pioneering project linking street art and fan making which drew record audiences to The Fan Museum. Looking forward to 2021, the year in which The Fan Museum celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, Jacob will curate a special exhibition of fans at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film, Atlanta, Georgia.