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Lectures Programme

The Arts Society Isle of Man arrange an annual programme of lectures. Speakers from the Isle of Man, the UK and further afield present lectures covering a wide range of subjects including decorative arts, individual artists, art movements, music, architecture and history.

Owing to Coronavirus restrictions on travel, lectures by UK based lecturers will be delivered by Zoom until the Isle of Man Government permits unrestricted travel to and from the UK. The option to attend Zoom lectures at the Manx Museum lecture hall will be kept under review.

Members who wish to bring a guest at £10 per lecture, (students free) please .

Lectures Details



21st June 2022

11.30 a.m.

Speaker: Jacob Moss

The Fan Museum occupies a pair of early Georgian townhouses nestled in historic Greenwich. Jacob Moss will tell us the story of how it came to fruition which is interwoven with the fascinating biography of its founder, whose personal collection forms the basis of the Museum’s holdings.

From an especially rare Elizabethan-period embroidered folding fan to contemporary examples decorated by street artists, discover with Jacob some of the key objects within the Museum’s collection of over 5,000 fans dating from the 10th century to the present day.

With a postgraduate degree in Fashion Curation from London College of Fashion, Arts Society lecturer Jacob Moss is the Curator of the Fan Museum in Greenwich, the UK’s only Museum dedicated to the history and craft of fans.

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