The Prince and the Fan

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The Fan Museum

12 Crooms Hill

Greenwich

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SE10 8ER

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The second of the "In Celebration!" serie of events taking place at The Fan Museum to concide with the Museum's current exhibition Early Printed Fans is The Prince and the Fan, an illustrated lecture by Hélène Alexander.

The fan at the centre of this talk was published in support of the Jacobite uprising in 1745. Mrs Alexander's research on the subject is both detailed and fascinating.

Hélène Alexander was born in Alexandria, Egypt in December 1932. She was educated at the Lycée Français d’Alexandrie. She is fluent in French, English and also speaks Italian. Having studied drawing and painting with Vear Beck and Giovanni Sebasti, she specialised for a diploma in theatrical design at the Central School of Art and Design (then the Central school of Arts and Crafts) in London. She also holds a degree in History of Art from London University and has been associated with the Victoria and Albert Museum where she worked for 13 years as a volunteer in the textile department.
Over the years, she has assembled one of the most comprehensive collections of fans and fan leaves in the world; and it is this collection upon which The Fan Museum in London was founded. She was the founding president of the Fan Circle International, is President of The Fan Museum Trust, and currently serves as Director of The Fan Museum.

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12 Crooms Hill

Greenwich

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SE10 8ER

United Kingdom

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