Antwerp International Exposition (1894)

The Antwerp International Exposition (Dutch: Wereldtentoonstelling van Antwerpen, French: Exposition Internationale d'Anvers) was a world's fair held in Antwerp, Belgium, between 5 May and 5 November 1894. It covered 65.5 acres (265,000 m2), attracted 3 million visits and made a profit.[1] It took place at the same location as the 1885 exposition.[2]

1894 Antwerp
Monumental vase created for the exposition
Overview
BIE-classUnrecognized exposition
Area65.5 acres (265,000 m2)
Visitors3,000,000
Organized byCount Hippolyte d'Ursel was Commissioner General and Count de Pret Roose de Calesburg was President of the Executive Committee
Participant(s)
Countries23
Location
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Coordinates51°12′27″N 4°23′25″E / 51.207389°N 4.390222°E / 51.207389; 4.390222
Timeline
Opening5 May 1894
Closure5 November 1894

Participating nations edit

There were several participating nations: German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Bulgaria, China, Congo, Denmark, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Persia, Portugal, Romania, Russia, the South African Republic (for which Gerard Jacob Theodoor Beelaerts van Blokland was Commissaire Général),[3] 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.[4]

Fair officials edit

Count Hippolyte d'Ursel was the Commissioner General and Count de Pret Roose de Calesburg the President of the Executive Committee.[5]

Prize edit

Walter MacEwen won a medal of honour (grand prize).[6]

See also edit

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. ^ "Antwerp World's Fair 1894". jdpecon.com. JDP Econ Publications and Studies. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  3. ^ Exposition Universelle d’Anvers 1894: Catalogue Officielle Generale. Brussels: Adolphe Mertens. 1894. pp. 767.
  4. ^ Catalogue officiel général; préliminaires, section Belge, sections spéciales (Volume 2). Vol. 2 (1 ed.).
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Cross, Rhonda Kay (May 2009). "WALTER MACEWEN: A FORGOTTEN EPISODE IN AMERICAN ART" (PDF). p. v. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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