Calcutta International Exhibition
|Calcutta International Exhibition|
|Name||Calcutta International Exhibition|
|Area||22 acres (8.9 ha)|
|Visitors||1,000,000 (paid = 817,153)|
|Organized by||Augustus Rivers Thompson (president executive committee), S.T.Trevor (vice president) and Jules Joubert (general manager).|
|Venue||Grounds of the Indian Museum and the Maidan|
|Opening||4 December 1883|
|Closure||10 March 1884|
There were contributions from Belgium, Ceylon, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Straits, Turkey and U.S.A. The Australian colonies of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria were all hosted on the Indian Museum side of the fair.
The Maidan side of the fair was connected to the Indian Museum by a bridge across the Chowinghee Road (now Jawaharlal Nehru Road). In the Maidan there was an iron building that contained Indian courts, a machinery annex, a military shed and a refreshments room.
The Maharajah of Scindia provided a carved sandstone gateway, the Gwalior Gateway, which after the exhibition was sent in 200 packages to London's Victoria and Albert Museum and then displayed at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in 1886.
The opening talk was by Lord Ripon and was attended by Governors of Bengal (also president of organising committee), Madras, and Bombay, several maharajas and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught.
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