Glasgow International Exhibition (1901)
|Glasgow International Exhibition|
The Palace of Fine Arts at the exhibition remained as a permanent legacy
|Name||Glasgow International Exhibition|
|Country||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Opening||2 May 1901|
|Closure||4 November 1901|
The exhibition took place during a period of half-mourning requested by Edward VII but was still popular and made more than £35000 profit.
Following the style popularised at the 1893 Chicago and 1901 Buffalo world's fairs the main exhibition building was in Renaissance-Baroque style. But the large industrial hall contrasted strongly having a large white facade with Spanish, Turkish and Venetian ornamentation and a large golden dome atop. This design by Scottish architect James Miller won him one of his many awards. Countries with close ties to Glasgow exhibited including Japan, Canada and Russia. The Russian exhibition was the largest, a 'Russian village' of 4 pavilions reported to have cost the Tsar of Russia £30 000 and included several brightly coloured buildings designed by Fyodor Schechtel.
Entertainments included a switchback railway, a water chute, an Indian theatre and soap sculptures.
- Glasgow International Exhibition Cup (football tournament during the festival)
- International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry (1888)
- Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry (1911)
- Empire Exhibition, Scotland 1938
- Glasgow Garden Festival (1988)
- "historical-buildings". Retrieved 4 March 2011.
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- Pelle, Kimberley D. "Glasgow 1901". In Findling, John E (ed.). Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 165. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9.
- "1901 Glasgow". Retrieved 4 March 2011.
- "TheGlasgowStory: International Exhibition, 1901". Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "TheGlasgowStory: James Miller". Retrieved 5 March 2011.
- http://www.theglasgowstory.com/imageview.php?inum=TGSA00363 image of the opening of the exhibition
International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry
| World's Fairs held in Glasgow
Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry