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Exposition Internationale d'Anvers (1894)

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]

1894 Antwerp
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Monumental vase created for the exposition
Overview
BIE-classUnrecognized exposition
Area65.5 acres (265,000 m2)
Visitors3000000
Organized byThe Count Hippolyte d'Ursel was Commissioner General and the Count of Pret Roose of 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; 4.390222Coordinates: 51°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 NationsEdit

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, the South African Republic (for which Gerard Jacob Theodoor Beelaerts van Blokland was Commissaire Général),[2] 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.[3]

Fair officialsEdit

The Count Hippolyte d'Ursel was the Commissioner General and the Count of Pret Roose of Calesburg the President of the Executive Committee.[4]

PrizeEdit

Walter MacEwen won a medal of honor (grand prize).[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Exposition Universelle d’Anvers 1894: Catalogue Officielle Generale. Brussels: Adolphe Mertens. 1894. p. 767.
  3. ^ Catalogue officiel général; préliminaires, section Belge, sections spéciales (Volume 2). 2 (1 ed.).
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Cross, Rhonda Kay (May 2009). "WALTER MACEWEN: A FORGOTTEN EPISODE IN AMERICAN ART" (PDF). p. v. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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