New private museum Fan Art has been opened in Kamennostrovsky Avenue in St. Petersburg.
This museum of fans becomes the first one of the kind in Russia and the third one in the world. Presently only two fans collections open for general public are known. One is kept in London and another one is in Paris.
The collection of the new museum is based on 250 fans, which is one of the largest fan collections known in Russia. The oldest exhibits of the collection are dated to the late 17th century. Visitors will see exclusive fans created by first-class fan firms, as well as memorial samples that once belonged to famous historical persons; one of them is a flabella of the metropolitan Job of the Novgorod and Velikiye Luki.
Author: Vera Ivanova