30/11/2022

1902-3, Hanoi VN – Exposition de Hanoi

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1902-3 Hanoi

Name:Exposition de Hanoi
Dates:16 Nov 1902 – 15 Feb 1903
Days:c90 days
Venue:Adjacent to the Hanoi Rail Station – 16.6 ha (41 acres)
Theme:To promote the products, agriculture and industries of France’s far-east colonies
Exhibitors:4,000 exhibitors
Awards:No data
Visitors:No data
Legacy:Costs were 5-7m FFr

Vietnam was then part of French Indo-China.

1902 Hanoi Palais

A specially built Palais des Beaux-Arts was influenced by the 1900 Paris exposition. It was designed by Roger Marx and featured artwroks from 2000 French artists. It was retained while all other buildings were demolished.

Hanoi Medal

There were three sectors – fine arts and sciences, natural resources and machinery, some 4,000 exhibitors participated. Foreign exhibitors were from China, Formosa, Japan. Korea, Malaya, Philippines and Siam, plus the French colonies in Africa.

1902 Hanoi Poster

Attractions included indigineous peoples’ parades, a Philippines village, cabarets, theatrical performances.

1902 Hanoi interior

There is no firm data on attendance number, though many comments suggested it was disappointing.

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