17/01/2022

1833 Calcutta IN – Industrial Exhibition

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1833 Calcutta

Name:Industrial Exhibition
Dates:4 Dec 1883 – 10 Mar 1884
Days:98 days
Venue:Indian Museum and Maidan field, connected by a bridge over the Chowinghee Road
8.9 haa (22 acres)
Theme:Arts, Crafts and Industries of India
Exhibitors:2,500
Awards:
Visitors:1,000,000
Legacy:Rs 50,000 supplied by the Indian government to fund the collection of exhibits. Receipts were Rs 503,000 and expenditore Rs 580,000.

International participants included Belgium, Ceylon, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Straits, Turkey
and USA.The Australian colonies of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria were located
at the Indian Museum side of the fairground. in the Maidan there was an iron building used by the Indian
courts, which became a machinery hall there was also a refreshments room.


The Maharajah of Scindia donated a carved sandstone gateway, the Gwalior Gateway, for
the event. After the exhibition this was dismantled and sent in two hundred packages to London’s Victoria
and Albert Museum. It was then used for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 in London.

1883 exhibition view


The Opening ceremony was performed by the Marquis of Ripon, the Viceroy of India, a Whig politician he
had also served as the President of the Royal Geographical Society. Attendees included a number of
maharajas and the governors of Bengal, Bombay and Madras, and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught..
Unusually for the time of year it rained and the illuminations failed as a result. A report of the event
expressed surprise at the large number of lady visitors.

1883 exhibits


Many exhibits were purchased to create the Economic & Art Museum section of the Imperial Museum.
It was also known as the Great Exhibition of Colonial India,

The next show in Calcutta was the 1883-4 event.

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