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  Great Exhibition - ninemsn Encarta
The Great Exhibition, also known as Crystal Palace, was an international exhibition that was held in Hyde Park, London, England, from 1 May to 15 October 1851 and the first in...
The catalogue of the exhibition filled hundreds of closely printed pages including a vast array of products that ranged from locomotives to steel furnaces, musical instruments, firearms, sewing machines, and machines for washing ore, grinding wheat, sawing wood, making wire, and mixing chocolate.
Great Britain won nearly all the prizes: more than a trade fair, the Great Exhibition was a national experience.
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  The Great Exhibition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Exhibition, also known as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, was an international exhibition held in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851 and the first in a series of World's Fair exhibitions of culture and industry that were to be a popular 19th century feature.
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations was organised by Prince Albert, Henry Cole, Francis Fuller and other members of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce as a celebration of modern industrial technology and design.
The Great Exhibition made a surplus of £186,000 which was used to found the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum which were all built in the area to the south of the exhibition, nicknamed "Albertopolis", alongside the Imperial Institute.
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 The Great Exhibition Collection - Victoria and Albert Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations was held in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851.
Among the results of the Exhibition were the establishment of the pre-cursor to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Ornamental Art, in Marlborough House in 1852; and the reorganisation of the national Schools of Design.
The Museum's first objects were selected from exhibits in the Great Exhibition and one of the key organisers, Henry Cole, became the first General Superintendent of the Department of Practical Art, the government body responsible for art education including the new museum.
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 The Crystal Palace/ The Great Exhibition of 1851
The Great Exhibition of 1851 in London was conceived to symbolize this industrial, military and economic superiority of Great Britain.
Conceived by prince Albert, the Great Exhibition was held in Hyde Park in London in the specially constructed Crystal Palace.
The millions of visitors that journeyed to the Great Exhibition of 1851 marveled at the industrial revolution that was propelling Britain into the greatest power of the time.
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 Great Exhibition - MSN Encarta
The Great Exhibition 2007 Royal College of Art Summer Show Kensington Gardens and the RCA Galleries 15–28 June.
2007 is the 150th birthday of all the great...
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations was held in the Crystal Palace in...
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 Great Exhibitions (France)
Impressed by the modernisation of London and the Great Exhibition of 1851, he set about modernising Paris and launched an exhibition in 1855 to celebrate the consolidation of his empire.
The summit of exhibition pride was reached in 1900, when the exhibition spread along both sides of the river, linked by the magnificent Pont Alexandre III, named for the Tsar who had concluded the Franco-Russian treaty.
The exhibition halls known as the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais were built for this exhibition and still remain.
www.bl.uk /collections/westeuropean/frenchexhibitions.html   (604 words)

  
 A Special Gleaner Feature on Pieces of the Past - Disaster the Earthquake of 1907 -The first 500 years in Jamaica
The Great Exhibition Hall was of glass and wooden structure of Moorish architecture.
Throughout the Great Exhibitions over four-month run, there were flower shows, a fine arts gallery (including famous Winterhalter portraits of the Queen the Prince Consort on loan from the Queen), plays put on by a London troupe and music by the resplendent West India Regiment and the Kingston Volunteers.
Exhibition souvenirs including handkerchiefs, fans, jugs, plates, cups, mugs, and even sharks' teeth containing photos of the Exhibition and charms used by Obeah men and women were also on sale.
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 Victorian Era book review: The Great Exhibition
It argues persuasively, that the Great Exhibition was given a multiplicity of meanings; both by its organisers, as a way of achieving support for the event, as well as by its audience.
Faced with the uphill prospect of generating support for the Exhibition - Auerbach counters the notion that it was popular from the start - and funding difficulties, a situation not dissimilar to the Greenwich Dome, the organisers of the Great Exhibition carefully chose to accommodate public concerns and anxieties to a great degree.
Once the Exhibition's popularity was assured, he moved to support it openly, in the knowledge that this would constitute a new venture for the monarchy, and that this was an urgent necessity in Britain at this time.
www.history.ac.uk /ihr/Focus/Victorians/davisJ.html   (2574 words)

  
 PBS : Empires : Queen Victoria : The Changing Empire : Great Exhibition
It was a spur to further annual exhibitions, and on June 30, 1849, at a meeting at Buckingham Palace that Albert summoned to plan a more ambitious project, a grand "Industry of All Nations" exhibition for 1851 was approved.
With 13,937 applications from around the world to exhibit, and nothing on the horizon into which to put their work, a rescuer was urgently required, and one emerged -- Joseph Paxton, whose grand-scale greenhouse architecture at Chatsworth, country seat of the Duke of Devonshire, Prince Albert had long admired.
The exhibition opened on the day scheduled Victoria, who formally opened the Great Exhibition, told her uncle Leopold, King of the Belgians, that it was "astonishing, a fairy scene.
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 The Great Exhibition and Victorian England
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations was the first international exhibition of manufactured goods, and it had an incalculable effect on the course of art and design throughout the Victorian Age and beyond.
The Exhibitions chief proponent and cheerleader was Prince Albert.
The profit from the exhibition was used to purchase land in Kensington, where several museums were built, including the forerunner of the Victoria and Albert Museum, which carries on the spirit of the exhibition in its displays devoted to art and design.
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 New York 1853
When the first major international exhibition of arts and industries was held in London in 1851, the London Crystal Palace epitomized the achievements of the entire world at a time when progress was racing forward at a speed never before known to mankind.
The Great Exhibition marked the beginning of a tradition of world's fairs, which would be held in major cities all across the globe.
Let the great West and the great South roll their voices along the Palace aisles, and tell the world what stuff they are made of and what strides they have taken in the arts of business of life...
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 Taxidermy, Great Exhibition
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations was held in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851.
Among the results of the Exhibition were the establishment of the pre-cursor to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Ornamental Art, in Marlborough House in 1852; and the reorganisation of the national Schools of Design.
The Museum's first objects were selected from exhibits in the Great Exhibition and one of the key organisers, Henry Cole, became the first General Superintendent of the Department of Practical Art, the government body responsible for art education including the new museum.
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 Great Exhibition Collection
The Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, popularly known almost from its inception as the Great Exhibition, was held in London from 1 May to 11 October, 1851.
The idea for an exhibition originated in the work of Henry Cole and the Royal Society of Arts, and was inspired by French national exhibitions.
Although the focus of the Collection is the Exhibition of 1851, there is also material concerning the re-erection of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham in 1854, where it became a great entertainment centre, and material pertaining to subsequent exhibitions down to the Festival of Britain and the Millennium..
www.library.rdg.ac.uk /colls/special/greatexhibit.html   (406 words)

  
 The Great Exhibition of 1851: A Nation on Display & The Great Exhibition & The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph ...
The Great Exhibition of 1851: A Nation on Display & The Great Exhibition & The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis.
The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis.
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851, which owed much to the initiatives of Henry Cole and the Royal Society of the Arts and to Prince Albert, was intended as a monument to industrial achievement.
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 Special Collections - Posters of the Great War - University Libraries - USC
This exhibition evokes the sentiments and beliefs that inspired and sustained the worst slaughter in history.
THE JOSEPH M. These posters are part of the comprehensive collection of Great War materials founded in 1997 by Arlyn and Matthew J. Bruccoli at the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina.
A parallel exhibit, Songs of the Great War, is also available on the web.
www.sc.edu /library/spcoll/hist/gwposters/posterintro.html   (424 words)

  
 The Hector Berlioz Website - Berlioz Report on 1851 Exhibition
Despite the strict control exercised by the council of presidents over the workings of the specialist juries, of which the author of this report was a member, and perhaps because of this strictness, it is generally agreed that equity was observed in the distribution of prizes.
It was in practice on its own in defending the interests of its compatriots, while England had four representatives, and the fairness of the competing nations awarded to French exhibitors the largest share in the prizes that were awarded.
Gordon is the real inventor of the system; but the ingenious application of it made by M. Boëhm, especially for flutes, probably deserved to be brought to the notice of musicians and of the general public by the distinction that was awarded to him.
www.hberlioz.com /London/Berlioz1851E.html   (2560 words)

  
 Conway Stewart The Great Exhibition Limited Edition
The Great Exhibition, also known as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, was held in Hyde Park London, during May 1 to October 15, 1851.
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was conceived to symbolize the industrial, military and economic superiority of Great Britain.
The Great Exhibition was opened on May 1st by Queen Victoria and was known by some as the eighth wonder of the world.
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 Contemporary Writings about the Great Exhibition
Baring, Thomas, Esq., M.P. Illustrations of the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations: Presented to the Library of The London Institution, by Thomas Baring, Esq., M.P., President.
Claims that Britain is indebted to the Protestant Religion for the prosperity evident in the Exhibition.
Placards Exhibited in Conspicuous Places Within the Crystal Palace, designed to Forward one of the Grand Objects of the Royal Commission--Warmly Responded to by The Queen, and Suitable dwelt Upon by the Archibishop, viz:--"The Strengthening the Bonds of Peace and Friendship Among All Nations of the Earth." London, 1851.
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 The Great Exhibition of 1851: A Nation on Display - Wal-Mart
The Great Exhibition of 1851, held in London's spectacular Crystal Palace, was the first world's fair and the first industrial exhibition.
Enhanced by dozens of illustrations, this wide-ranging account of the Great Exhibition reveals for the first time how the extraordinary occasion was conceived and planned, why it was such an unexpected success, what it actually meant to the millions of Britons who visited it, and what it came to mean in later generations.
Auerbach suggests instead that the Great Exhibition became a cultural battlefield on which proponents of different visions of industrialization, modernization, and internationalism fought for ascendancy in the struggle for a new national identity.
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 Great Exhibition Introduction
The Railway Age was well-established, and track mileage in Britain had doubled in the five years before the Exhibition opened; without those railways it would have been impossible to assemble the exhibits—or to bring the hordes of visitors to London.
lthough it was not the Prince Consort's own brainchild, the Great Exhibition found in him an indefatigable and enthusiastic advocate as it was debated and developed, and a hard-working president of the Royal Commission which planned and ran it.
But so far from ending in bankruptcy, the Great Exhibition of 1851 took in £506,100 (almost one-third of it surplus to expenses) and the building continued in honorable service for another eighty years.
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 The Great Exhibition of 1851
The events leading up to the Great Exhibition of 1851 were prompted by the success of the French Industrial Exposition of 1844, when it was suggested to the English Government that it would be most advantageous to British industry to have a similar exhibition in London.
Albert’s plan was for a great collection of works in art and industry, ‘for the purposes of exhibition, of competition and of encouragement’, to be held in London in 1851.
The Great Exhibition made a vast profit, and this was invested in land at South Kensington, on which the fine museums that still exist today were built.
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 H-Net Review: Geoffrey Tyack on The Great Exhibition of 1851: A Nation on Display
The spectacular glass shed in which the 100,000 exhibits were housed has always been regarded as one of the most innovative structures of the nineteenth century, and there are few books on the history of modern architecture which do not mention it.
The Great Exhibition cannot be divorced from the building in which it took place -- at the time the largest enclosed space on earth -- but here Auerbach is a little disappointing.
To a very large extent the message and meaning of the Exhibition were embodied in the building, and in the process of its construction and recycling, just as that of the 1887 Paris Exhibition was, and is, embodied in the Eiffel Tower.
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 Today in Technology History - May 1
The fair was officially known as the "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations." It was the brainchild of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, who invited international participation "for the purposes of exhibition, of competition and of encouragement." In all, 28 countries participated.
The Great Exhibition was housed in a gigantic structure erected in London's Hyde Park.
It may be fair to say that none of them have rivaled the Great Exhibition, which embodied not just the technology but also the burgeoning confidence of the Industrial Revolution.
www.tecsoc.org /pubs/history/2001/may1.htm   (325 words)

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