| P R O P E R T Y | Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection on display until Sunday 29 September 2019 THE FAN MUSEUM 12 Crooms Hill Greenwich SE10 8ER t: 020 8305 1441 e: info@thefanmuseum.org.uk w: thefanmuseum.org.uk Top left: Folding fan with mother of pearl sticks. The leaf painted by GUSTAVE DORÉ. France, ca. 1870 Centre: Folding fan with lacquered sticks. The leaf is decorated with faces of applied painted ivory and applied silk robes. China for export, ca. 1840s beaten track’. Should you share my taste in fans I will know that I was right to collect along these lines. In any case I have had enormous pleasure from my collection,”explained Gérard Lévy in 2004. Situated in Greenwich, The Fan Museum occupies two beautifully restored Georgian townhouses – the perfect setting for an extraordinary collection of more than 7,000 fans dating from the twelfth century to the present day and gathered from almost every part of the world. In conjunction with a varied exhibition programme the Museum runs fan making workshops and a conservation unit. To complete your visit, Afternoon Tea is also available at the museum in the exquisite Orangery - a unique garden room, with beautifully detailed murals and overlooking a ‘secret’garden in the Japanese style. THE RIVER MAGAZINE | Summer 2019 19 Folding fan with mother of pearl sticks and gauze leaf painted by L. (Louis Théophile) HINGRE. France, ca. 1890 Folding fan with mother of pearl sticks and textile palmettes imitating begonia leaves. France, ca. 1890 The Fan Museum galleries