The Language of the Fan at Gold Hill Museum

Gold Hill Museum re-opens on Saturday 19 March with many new items on display. The main temporary exhibition features a selection of breathtakingly beautiful Ladies’ Fans from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The history of their use is explained, together with their secret language. It could be that Sheena Commons (left) and Margaret Baxter are signalling “Follow me” or “I’d like to make your acquaintance.” Also involved in the preparation of this stunning exhibition were Maureen Bottom, Lesley Frost and Gill Hutchings, who are all delighted that a previously unseen part of the Museum Collection is on public view. An A4 poster “The Language of the Fan” is available in the Museum Shop.