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Treasures of the Fan Museum: an introduction to the world's first fan museum and its extraordinary collections Jacob Moss Wednesday 11 March 2020

The story of how the Fan Museum came to fruition is interwoven with the fascinating biography of its founder, whose personal collection forms the basis of the Museum’s holdings. The Museum contains 5,000+ fans dating from the 10th century to the present day including an especially rare Elizabethan-period embroidered folding fan as well as contemporary examples decorated by street artists.

Jacob Moss obtained a postgraduate degree in Fashion Curation from London College of Fashion in 2010, and took up a position as Curator at The Fan Museum.  In 2018 he was awarded an Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant in support of a collections management project in collaboration with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.