Exposition Internationale d'Anvers (1894)

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EXPO Antwerp 1894
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Monumental vase created for the exposition
Overview
BIE-class Unrecognized exposition
Visitors 3000000
Organized by The Count Hippolyte d'Ursel was Commissioner General and the Count of Pret Roose of Calesburg was President of the Executive Committee
Participant(s)
Countries 23
Location
Country Belgium
City Antwerp
Coordinates 51°12′27″N 4°23′25″E / 51.207389°N 4.390222°E / 51.207389; 4.390222Coordinates: 51°12′27″N 4°23′25″E / 51.207389°N 4.390222°E / 51.207389; 4.390222
Timeline
Opening 5 May 1894
Closure 5 November 1894
Specialized expositions

Exposition Internationale d'Anvers was a World's Fair held in Antwerp, Belgium between 5 May and 5 November in 1894.

It covered 65.5 acres (265,000 m2), attracted 3 million visits and made a profit[1]

Participating Nations[edit]

There were several participating nations: Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Congo, Denmark, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Persia, Portugal, Kingdom of Romania, Russia, South African Republic, Switzerland and the Ottoman Empire.

There was also a joint presence from Sweden and Norway.

As well as Netherlands itself there were presentations of the Dutch East Indies including Java, parts of Sumatra and Madura.[2]

Fair officials[edit]

The Count Hippolyte d'Ursel was the Commissioner General and the Count of Pret Roose of Calesburg the President of the Executive Committee[3]

See also[edit]

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/miscpics/0/0/6/doc/mp006678.shtml shows an engraving of the expo grounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Findling, John E; Pelle, Kimberley D (eds.). Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 414. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9. 
  2. ^ Catalogue officiel général; préliminaires, section Belge, sections spéciales (Volume 2). 2 (1 ed.). 
  3. ^ Findling, John E; Pelle, Kimberley D (eds.). Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 419. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9.