Exibition Hat and Fan: function and symbolism

    Integrated in the Lisbon European Green Capital programme, the exhibition Do Chapéu e do Leque: function and symbolism will be on display between June 25th and October 2nd, which will be presented simultaneously at the National Costume Museum and the European Green Capital Shop 2020, in Lisbon, and at the Museu da Chapelaria, in S. João da Madeira.

    Throughout history, thousands of fashion accessories have been created in the most varied formats, colors, materials and themes, among which the hat and the fan have had special relevance.

    If Nature gave them form, humanity gave them functions and meanings. Created to serve as a means of protection or weapons, used as a means of communication and social affirmation, coveted as design objects or true works of art, the hat and the fan represent an important part of the cultural diversity of societies around the world.

    For the first time, the collections of the Museu da Chapelaria and the Museu Nacional do Traje are gathered in an exhibition that will seek to present some of the most unique and exquisite fans, hats, headdresses and head accessories for women, men and children used throughout the world .

    Lisbon European Green Capital
    National Costume Museum and European Green Capital Store 2020, in Lisbon and Chapelaria Museum, in S. João da Madeira

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