The International Textile Exhibition

The International Textile Exhibition of 1951 was held at the ‘Grand Palais de la Foire de Lille’ in Lille, France.

1951 Lille
Overview
BIE-classSpecialized exposition
CategoryInternational specialized exposition
NameExposition Textile Internationale
Area15
Visitors1,500,000
Participant(s)
Countries22
Location
CountryFrance
CityLille
Timeline
Opening28 April 1951 (1951-04-28)
Closure20 May 1951 (1951-05-20)
Specialized expositions
PreviousThe International Exhibition of Rural Habitat in Lyon
NextEA 53 in Rome
Universal
PreviousExposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince in Port-au-Prince
NextExpo 58 in Brussels

The palace, which was erected in 1932, but had been damaged during the Second World War, was remodelled in time for the Expo. Georges Bidault, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and André Guillant, Secretary of State for Industry and Commerce, attended the opening ceremony of the Expo on 28 April 1951.[1] Recognised by the Bureau International des Expositions as a Specialised Expo, the event welcomed delegates from 22 countries attracted 1.5 million visitors over a period of just three weeks, and was covered by 150 journalists.[1][2]

References

  1. "1951 Lille". www.bie-paris.org. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  2. "Livre d'or de l' Exposition textile internationale, 1951". bibliotheques-specialisees.paris.fr. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
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