U.N. calls on France to help as virus imperils Fan Museum
Anne Hoguet, 74, fan maker and director of the hand fan-making museum poses with a wood roasted hand fan representing a falcon hunt, gouache painting g on paper from 1880 at the museum in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Just like the leaves of its gilded fans, France's storied hand fan-making museum could fold up and vanish. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS – Just like the leaves of its gilded fans, France’s storied fan-making museum could fold and vanish. She had rallied the French Culture Ministry and been in talks with Paris City Hall, but it has, she said, made no difference. Paris City Hall and France's Culture Ministry did not immediately respond when contacted by AP.