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Brussels International 1910

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BIE-class  Universal exposition
Visitors  13,000,000
Category  Historical Expo
Countries  26
Brussels International 1910
Name  Exposition Universelle et Internationale
Area  88 hectares (220 acres)

Exposition Universelle et Internationale was a world's fair held in Brussels in 1910 from 23 April to 1 November. This was just thirteen years after the previous Brussels world's fair.

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It received 13 million visitors, covered 220 acres and lost 100,000 Belgian Francs.

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 participation

26 countries participated, including France and Germany whose Attaché des Reichskommissars Heinrich Albert.

Exhibits

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. 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

There was a big fire on 14 and 15 August which gutted several pavilions.

Legacy

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

References

Brussels International 1910 Wikipedia


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