Exposition Universelle et Internationale was a world's fair held in Brussels in 1910 from 23 April to 1 November. 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.
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.
26 countries participated, including France and Germany whose Attaché des Reichskommissars Heinrich Albert.
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. Painters who participated included the Belgian Aloïs Boudry who won a silver medal, and the French Adrien Karbowsky.
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.
The Hotel Astoria, Brussels was built for the fair, and is now a protected monument.
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