Museu do Leque
Fan Museum, 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10
- 020 8858 7879
- Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-17.00
Closed: Mondays (except bank holiday Mondays), 25 December
- Please check with attraction regarding accessibility, mobility and other special issues.
Normal Entry Price: Adult: £4.00
Normal Entry Price: Child: £3.00
Audio guides available.
Se estiver à procura de uma experiência completamente diferente em Londres, porque não visitar o Museu do Leque em Greenwich? Com entrada gratuita disponível para todos os que possuem um London Pass, poderá facilmente combinar esta com qualquer outra oferta fantástica noutras atracções turísticas em Greenwich.
O Museu do Leque é mais um excelente exemplo de originalidade nos museus de Londres. O museu está instalado em dois belos edifícios de interesse histórico da década de 1720 que foram cuidadosamente restaurados até à perfeição para exibir as maravilhosas peças num ambiente devidamente luxuoso.
O museu conta a história e mostra o contexto social de cada uma das suas colecções, abordando as peças tanto no seu estatuto como no seu uso prático. Utilizado em cerimónias e como acessório, as funções do leque mudaram várias vezes durante a história.
As peças em exposição permanente são obras de artesanato complexas e belíssimas. Pode ficar a saber como estes artefactos foram criados de acordo com a sua época e fazer depois um passeio pelo Jardim Japonês da tranquilidade. Este Museu de Greenwich também inclui uma colecção permanente de 3500 leques e a incrível colecção Hélène Alexander.
Apenas uma das muitas atracções turísticas únicas de Greenwich, este museu de Londres irá fasciná-lo durante um dia inteiro de aprendizagem ou durante algumas horas neste local classificado como Património da Humanidade no centro de Londres.
E se estiver nas redondezas, porque não fazer uma visita ao Museu Marítimo Nacional? Se aceitar o convite, o London Pass oferece-lhe um guia turístico de lembrança do museu.
Oh! I do like to be beside the Seaside.
06 July 2010 – 31 October 2010
This is a lighthearted exhibition to be seen at the height of summer, when thoughts of lazy days on the beach or on a cruise are uppermost in the mind. It was not always thus. What we think of as a holiday in the twenty-first century did not exist until the early twentieth century, and even then a bikini-clad girl would have been regarded as an alien from outer space!
This exhibition – on show at The Fan Museum from 6th July until 31st October 2010 – traces the evolution of the concept of a holiday by the sea from fans of the Grand Tour in Naples and Venice (for a privileged few), to the advertising fans of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which show how the development of the railways makes the seaside accessible to the masses.
A glance at some of the mythological fans takes us into the world of legend when sea monsters devoured (or are about to devour) naked ladies. Chinese ‘applied faces’ fans depict the reaches of the estuary of the Pearl River at Canton with its famous pagoda landmark, while others show this busy shipping port with its ‘hongs’ along the waterfront.
On Tuesdays and Sundays tea is served in The Fan Museum Orangery. Visitors to the museum may also enjoy afternoon tea on board a Japanese cruise liner by reading the alarming menu of delicacies on a fan designed for the Captain’s table in 1936.
The Fan Museum hopes this ‘Bill of Fare’ will be enjoyed by the widest audience!
The Fan Museum has over 3500 fans and fan leaves which include the splendid Hélène Alexander collection and further gifts and bequests which have been received since the museum’s incipience ten years ago. The collection is comprehensive, with examples from all over the world from the 11th century to the present day. However the collection is particularly strong in 18th and 19th century European fans.
For conservation reasons it is not possible to display the whole collection together at any time; therefore the museum features two distinct displays. The first is permanent and serves as an introduction to fans: their history, how they are made, the materials used, and the various types and sources of fans. The second, highlighting a particular theme, changes three times a year to enable visitors to appreciate the many aspects and intricacies of fans.
Major New Acquisition of a Sickert Fan
by The Fan Museum through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund
A very important fan painted around 1889 by the British artist Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942) has been acquired through a very generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, augmented by further donations.
The fan, painted in gouache on vellum and mounted onto a grey mother of pearl monture (ie sticks and guards) depicts the artiste Little Dot Hetherington performing on stage at the Old Bedford Theatre, Camden . The spot-lit performer raising her face to the gods sings the song “The boy that I love is up in the gallery” (also made famous by Marie Lloyd). The subject is copied from an earlier Sickert painting and has been slightly amended to suit the fan leaf shape, which Sickert and his more famous contemporaries such as Degas were experimenting with.
The music Hall was very much the regular entertainment centre for everyman in the Victorian and Edwardian eras and for a decade such theatres (at four pence a seat) provided Sickert with subject matter. He would paint many scenes of inner-city life with its accompanying hopes and disappointment and the inspiration behind his later works very much derive from his ambiguous fascination with “tabloid” stories cut from newspapers. Sickert, a cultured bohemian, led a varied and colourful life attracting many legends and controversies. The Dot Hetherington fan was a gift to his friend and fellow painter Florence Pash (Mrs A A Humphrey) and descended in her family. We are not quite sure why he gave her such a gift but can only acknowledge the striking resonance between the obverse of a fan – which hides the face or emphasise a look – and the front of stage depicted on the fan. If this impressive early fan provides a small but evocative glimpse of the long-gone working man’s London of the High Victorian era, one can only wonder what was happening behind the scene.
This fan is now on display at The Fan Museum.