Brussels International 1910

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EXPO Brussels 1910
Poster for World Fair of 1910.jpg
Poster for the World Fair of 1910 in Brussels
Overview
BIE-class Universal exposition
Category Historical Expo
Name Exposition Universelle et Internationale
Area 88 hectares (220 acres)
Visitors 13,000,000
Participant(s)
Countries 26[citation needed]
Location
Country Belgium
City Brussels
Venue Solbos, Jubelpark, Tervuren
Coordinates 50°48′46.4″N 4°22′49.8″E / 50.812889°N 4.380500°E / 50.812889; 4.380500
Timeline
Opening 23 April 1910 (1910-04-23)
Closure 1 November 1910 (1910-11-01)
Universal expositions
Previous Milan International (1906) in Milan
Next Esposizione internationale d'industria e de labora in Turin

Exposition Universelle et Internationale was a world's fair held in Brussels in 1910 from 23 April to 1 November.[1] This was just thirteen years after the previous Brussels world's fair.

Poster for colonial section of the exhibition

It received 13 million visitors, covered 220 acres and lost 100,000 Belgian Francs.[2]

A major site for the exhibition was the Mont des Arts, although the site was largely demolished during the post-war construction process of Brusselization.

Country participation[edit]

26 countries participated, including France[3] and Germany whose Attaché des Reichskommissars Heinrich Albert.[4]

Exhibits[edit]

The fine art section included modern art loaned by the French including 3 works each by Monet, Rodin and Renoir and 2 works by Matisse.[3] Painters who participated included the Belgian Aloïs Boudry who won a silver medal.

The altarpiece of the St. Jan Berchmans Church, Brussels was presented

There was a big fire on 14 and 15 August which gutted several pavilions.[5][6]

Legacy[edit]

The Hotel Astoria, Brussels was built for the fair, and is now a protected monument.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Findling and Pelle, Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions, 9780786434169 p206
  2. ^ Findling and Pelle, Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions, 9780786434169 p415
  3. ^ a b Findling and Pelle, Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions, 9780786434169 p209
  4. ^ "Albert, Heinrich (Friedrich)(German)". Bundesarchiv. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fire at the Expo - The World's Fair Community". Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Humor Picture of the Day - The World's Fair Community". Retrieved 24 January 2011.