Fairmont searches for memorabilia

Fairmont searches for memorabilia

Fairmont Peace Hotel has launched a hunt to source memories and memorabilia of the Shanghai art deco property. The Peace Hotel Museum would create an archive showcasing the history of the hotel and its guests’ personal and original stories about their stays. Fairmont is interested in anything connected to the hotel, be it silverware, chinaware, monogrammed goods, historic photographs, postcards, art, past menus or trinkets. “To fully showcase the rich heritage of China’s grandest hotel, we would love past guests to share with us their memories, memorabilia and  ‘borrowed’ items so we can record and preserve history for future generations,” said General Manager Kamal Naamani.  Contributors will receive an invitation to view the exhibition when it opens and those who lend special items will be invited to a cocktail reception hosted by Naamani in the autumn. “We are excited to see what memories and items find their way back, and we are committed to creating an archive of this great landmark’s history so we can continue to share this with future generations,” added Naamani. The hotel, which originally opened on 5 September 1929, has undergone three years of restoration and will have a grand opening later this year. Those with submissions should include their name and contact details in an email to [email protected] along with stories or anecdotes about the provenance of the piece.

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