The Art of the Fan

The Art of the Fan

Wendy Whitham received her first fan as a child from her aunt and uncle after they returned from a trip overseas, but it wasn’t until decades later that she started collecting fans herself. She started travelling for work in the 1990s and this marked the start of her collecting passion.

Why fans? Because they are beautiful objects; decorative, sometimes scented and made from a variety of materials including silk, cotton, bamboo, sandalwood or plastic. Wendy’s fan collection also incorporates objects decorated with fans or in the shape of fans, including stamps from various countries, serviettes and greeting cards. Peruse through the cabinets at CMAG and admire over 90 fans collected from all over the world.

DETAILS

DATES

27 Oct - 28 Nov 2020

Next occurrence: 20 Nov 2020

OPENING HOURS

Mon to Sat: 10am-5pm

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Location

The Art of the Fan

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

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