Timeline | Before 1800 to After 1930 | INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Date

Country | Theme | Description

1851


Medal (reverse) – The Grand Exhibition Palace, London 
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Romania | International Exhibitions

Wallachia and Moldavia participate in the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, organised at the Crystal Palace in London. Their products are exhibited in the Ottoman pavilion.

1851

Greece | International Exhibitions

Greece is represented by a small stand at the Great Exhibition in London among the Levantine states.

1851

United Kingdom | International Exhibitions

At the Great Exhibition of this year are some examples of Islamic design influenced by Owen Jones, who had “discovered” Al-Andalus (Andalusian) Islamic architecture. Jones was brother-in-law to the architect J. W. Wild who designed St Mark’s Church in Alexandria.

1851


The opening of the great exhibition of all nations, 1851, by Her Majesty Queen Victoria 
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Germany | International Exhibitions

The First World Fair is opened by Prince Albert in London.

1851

Portugal | International Exhibitions

At “The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations“ in London, Portugal shows 1,293 products from almost all the regions.

1855

Portugal | International Exhibitions

Portugal is present at “Exposition Universelle des Produits de l’Agriculture, de l’Industrie et des Beaux-Arts”, with 441 stands, exhibiting agricultural products and commodities. King Pedro V (1837–61) has a pivotal role in boosting the national presence.

1855

France | International Exhibitions

The first World Fair/Expo (Exposition universelle) of industrial products takes place at the Champs-Elysées, Paris, from 15 May to 15 November. More than five million visitors attend and 25 states and their colonies are represented.

1858

Italy | International Exhibitions

An industrial exhibition is held in Turin.

1861

Italy | International Exhibitions

First Italian National Exhibition of Agricultural and Industrial Products and Fine Arts opens in Florence.

1862

Portugal | International Exhibitions

The “International Exhibition on Industry and Art” in London distinguishes Portugal with 165 Medals of Honor and 240 mentions.
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