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Brussels International 1910

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.

1910 Brussels
Expo brussels poster.jpg
Poster for the World Fair of 1910 in Brussels
Overview
BIE-classUniversal exposition
CategoryHistorical Expo
NameExposition Universelle et Internationale
Area88 hectares (220 acres)
Visitors13,000,000
Participant(s)
Countries26[citation needed]
Location
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
VenueSolbos, Jubelpark, Tervuren
Coordinates50°48′46.4″N 4°22′49.8″E / 50.812889°N 4.380500°E / 50.812889; 4.380500
Timeline
Opening23 April 1910 (1910-04-23)
Closure1 November 1910 (1910-11-01)
Universal expositions
PreviousMilan International (1906) in Milan
NextEsposizione internazionale dell'industria e del lavoro in Turin

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 participationEdit

26 countries participated, including France[3] and Germany whose Attaché des Reichskommissars was Heinrich Albert.[4]

ExhibitsEdit

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.

The Belgian engineer Jean-Baptiste Flamme [fr] exhibited his new Type 10 pacific locomotive.

There was a big fire on 14 and 15 August which gutted several pavilions.[5][6]

LegacyEdit

The Hotel Astoria, Brussels was built for the fair, and is now a protected monument.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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