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.

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, 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.[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. 

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