Prince Albert, the Great Exhibition and the cult of the 'exposition'

Prince Albert, the Great Exhibition and the cult of the 'exposition' - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

20 November 2018 20 November 2018

When: 20 November 2018
Where: Exeter RAMM, Meetng Room A
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Cost: £6
Suitable for: Any age

 

In the first of a short series on What the Victorians did for Exeter, starting during the 150th anniversary of RAMM, Dr Bruce Coleman, historian and specialist in Victorian politics, considers the impact of the Great Exhibition on later imitators across a range of countries and interests.

With royal influence and huge crowds, it was a popular and financial success. World’s fairs and expositions around the world followed – and an ambiguity in the meaning people took from the original event. 

What is the link between the Great Exhibition in 1851 and England’s World Cup football in 1966? Dr Coleman provides the answer.

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