International Exhibition of Art (1911)

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International Exhibition of Art (Italian: Esposizione internazionale d'arte) was a world's fair held in Rome in 1911 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of Italy in the same year as another world's fair in Turin (which had a more scientific focus). It marked the beginnings of the National Roman Museum. The fair's receipts were disappointing over the summer of 1911 because of poor weather and a cholera epidemic.

The British Pavilion from it, designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, was in 1912 taken over by the British School at Rome, who still holds it.[1]

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  1. ^ Hugh Petter. Lutyens in Italy: The Building of the British School at Rome. British School at Rome, 1992