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Exhibition Collection

"Exploring the Rich History of Exhibitions: From The Rosetta Stone to The Skylon" Step into the British Museum in London, England

Background imageExhibition Collection: Entries for the model aircraft competition arrive

Entries for the model aircraft competition arrive at the Fifty Years of Flying exhibition at Hendon. 19 July 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain View

Festival of Britain View
Aerial view of the exhibition site of the 1951 Festival of Britain on Londons South Bank showing the Dome of Discovery, The Skylon and other pavilions

Background imageExhibition Collection: Letchworth Brochure

Letchworth Brochure
WHERE SHALL I LIVE ? In Letchworth, of course ! will be your answer when you have visited this exhibition (from 1907) promoting the joys of living in Letchworth Garden City

Background imageExhibition Collection: Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London

Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London
Living Room of 221B Baker Street, part of a Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, reconstructed by Michael Weight. Details included are Holmess pipe and his violin. Date: 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Dodge Charger Dukes of Hazard

Dodge Charger Dukes of Hazard

Background imageExhibition Collection: Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition 1924

Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition 1924
Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition, held at Wembley between April and October 1924... to serve as model for the mighty world

Background imageExhibition Collection: Guidebook - Seeing Glasgow by Tram and Bus

Guidebook - Seeing Glasgow by Tram and Bus. Issued in conjunstion with the Empire Exhibition at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Background imageExhibition Collection: Empire Exhibition - Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Empire Exhibition - Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
The Tait Tower at the Empire Exhibition - Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Background imageExhibition Collection: Inside the Great Exhibition of 1851

Inside the Great Exhibition of 1851
The Great Exhibition of All Nations - general view of the interior of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London

Background imageExhibition Collection: Copy of The Declaration of Independence in Free Quarker Meeting House

Copy of The Declaration of Independence in Free Quarker Meeting House, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America

Background imageExhibition Collection: Art Exhibition Glasgow

Art Exhibition Glasgow
Poster for an exhibition at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts - a striking example of the characteristic style which makes this one of the most advanced schools of art

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain 1951 - The Skylon, South Bank, London

Festival of Britain 1951 - The Skylon, South Bank, London. Designed by Hidalgo Moya, Philip Powell and Felix Samuely, and fabricated by Painter Brothers of Hereford, England Date: 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Crystal Palace before it burnt down in 1936

Crystal Palace before it burnt down in 1936
An aerial view of Crystal Palace, SE London, before it burnt down in 1936

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain

Festival of Britain
The brand new Royal Festival Hall and South Bank Exhibition with the Dome of Discovery on the right, seen from across the river Thames

Background imageExhibition Collection: Imperial Institute, London

Imperial Institute, London
The Imperial Institute, London. Originally, it had three copper-roofed Renaissance-style towers (two of which are shown here), but a single 85-metre tower, Queens Tower

Background imageExhibition Collection: The wax model of the Duke of Wellington gazing at Napoleon, c. 1840 (wax & mixed media)

The wax model of the Duke of Wellington gazing at Napoleon, c. 1840 (wax & mixed media)
XJF331756 The wax model of the Duke of Wellington gazing at Napoleon, c.1840 (wax & mixed media) by.; Madame Tussauds, London; (add.info)

Background imageExhibition Collection: Root Bodied Forth BB96_02064

Root Bodied Forth BB96_02064
Festival of Britain 1951. Lambeth, London. Mitzi Solomon Cunliffes sculpture Root Bodied Forth exhibited on the South Bank Exhibition site

Background imageExhibition Collection: Honiton Lace 1851

Honiton Lace 1851
A fearsomely intricate example of Honiton (Devon) lacework, exhibited by Mrs Treadwin of Exeter at the Crystal Palace exhibition

Background imageExhibition Collection: Fancy Dress Ball, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London, 2 December 1920. Date: 1920

Fancy Dress Ball, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London, 2 December 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageExhibition Collection: His Masters Voice (HMV) Gramophone Company Exhibition Stand, British Empire Exhibition

His Masters Voice (HMV) Gramophone Company Exhibition Stand, British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, Brent, London, England. Date: 1924

Background imageExhibition Collection: England. London. The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton. Great

England. London. The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton. Great
The Crystal Palace. Cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London for Great Exhibition of 1851. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865). Victoria and Albert Museum

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain EAW035702

Festival of Britain EAW035702
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The South Bank site, showing the Skylon and Dome of Discovery. Photographed with crowds of people on site on 12th May 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Royal Festival Hall OP04529

Royal Festival Hall OP04529
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The Royal Festival Hall, Shot Tower and Festival Pier seen from across the Thames. Photographed by J H Stone

Background imageExhibition Collection: The Illustrated London News Festival of Britain issue

The Illustrated London News Festival of Britain issue
The Festival of Britain exhibition opening, a special number from The Illustrated London News. The front cover was created by Terence Cuneo 1907-1996

Background imageExhibition Collection: View of the Great Exhibition from across the Serpentine

View of the Great Exhibition from across the Serpentine
The Great Exhibition of All Nations in Hyde Park, London - general view of the Crystal Palace from across the Serpentine

Background imageExhibition Collection: Edward Bawden hanging his painting of Waltham Cross

Edward Bawden hanging his painting of Waltham Cross
Edward Bawden (1903-1989), the first of a group of artists to settle in Great Bardfield, hanging his painting of Waltham Cross (just outside the village)

Background imageExhibition Collection: PAXTON, Joseph (1801-1865). Crystal Palace. 1851

PAXTON, Joseph (1801-1865). Crystal Palace. 1851. First building with revolutionary modular, prefabricated design, and use of glass. Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, London

Background imageExhibition Collection: Shakespeare Exhibition at Earls Court, London

Shakespeare Exhibition at Earls Court, London
Londons great attraction: what to see in Shakespeares England. How to find and identify the chief reconstructions of old Tudor buildings at Earls Court. Date: 1912

Background imageExhibition Collection: Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933

Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933, featuring a classical figure with arms raised, holding a model of the city. Date: 1933

Background imageExhibition Collection: Stockholm Exhibition 1930

Stockholm Exhibition 1930
Poster for the Stockholm Exhibition, 1930. Date: 1930

Background imageExhibition Collection: St. Louis Worlds Fair - Festival Hall and Cascades

St. Louis Worlds Fair - Festival Hall and Cascades
St. Louis Worlds Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition), St. Louis, Missouri, USA - Festival Hall and Cascades Date: 1904

Background imageExhibition Collection: Empire of India

Empire of India
Imre Kiralfys Empire Of India Exhibition at Earls Court London 1895 Date: 1895

Background imageExhibition Collection: Liverpool birds eye view, 1886

Liverpool birds eye view, 1886
A magnificent birds eye view of Liverpool from the Mersey in 1886, showing the then-new public buildings, at the time of Queen Victorias visit to the Liverpool Exhibition

Background imageExhibition Collection: Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London

Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London
Living Room of 221B Baker Street, part of a Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, reconstructed by Michael Weight. A dummy version of the man himself can be seen in the far window. Date: 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Cubesat satellite

Cubesat satellite
Cubesat microsatellite on display at the 2010 International Astronautical Congress exhibition in Prague

Background imageExhibition Collection: Apollo Lunar Module interior

Apollo Lunar Module interior. Designed for a crew of two, the controls were used by the pilot to descend from lunar orbit to the Moons surface

Background imageExhibition Collection: Ransomes Lawnmowers Advertisement

Ransomes Lawnmowers Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for an Ideal Homes Exhibition stand for Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd. promoting Ransomes Lawnmowers. The image shows a decorative green model on a tidy lawn

Background imageExhibition Collection: Franco-British Exhibition, London - Unity

Franco-British Exhibition, London - Unity
Franco-British Exhibition, White City, Shepherds Bush, London - Unity. The main focus of the Franco-British Exhibition in 1908 was to celebrate the Entente Cordiale

Background imageExhibition Collection: 1st Aeronautical Exhibition - Crystal Palace 1868

1st Aeronautical Exhibition - Crystal Palace 1868
The first Aeronautical Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1868, showing the Stringfellow Triplane model and other exhibits. Altogether no fewer than 77 exhibits were collected together, including engines

Background imageExhibition Collection: Cover design, Exposition de Locomotion Aerienne

Cover design, Exposition de Locomotion Aerienne
Cover design, official catalogue of the 7th Exposition International de Locomotion Aerienne, Grand Palais, Champs Elysees, Paris, 12-27 November 1921

Background imageExhibition Collection: Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition

Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition, held at Wembley between April and October 1924. With special instructions not to miss the Gold Coast section. 1924

Background imageExhibition Collection: Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum, London
The impressive front of the Natural History Museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse - built and opened in 1888 - the Central Towers and Main Entrance

Background imageExhibition Collection: Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Farnborough

Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Farnborough International Airshow. Note distinctive swept back wing shape

Background imageExhibition Collection: The British Empire Exhibition - Postcard back

The British Empire Exhibition - Postcard back
The reverse of a postcard sent from the British Empire Exhibition of 1924, held at Wembley Park, London, showing the official exhibition stamp and event postmark!

Background imageExhibition Collection: Crystal Palace Plan

Crystal Palace Plan
A floor plan of the Exhibition building - the ground floor and the galleries, showing how the courts open out from the central transept

Background imageExhibition Collection: Samuel Lee Bapty

Samuel Lee Bapty, the general manager of the Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition which was opened in May 1887 by the then Prince and Princess of Wales, later Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

Background imageExhibition Collection: British Empire Exhibition, 1924

British Empire Exhibition, 1924
A poster which declares that Britains past and present beckon you to Wembley, the north London venue of this exhibition



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"Exploring the Rich History of Exhibitions: From The Rosetta Stone to The Skylon" Step into the British Museum in London, England, and witness the awe-inspiring sight of The Rosetta Stone. This ancient artifact serves as a testament to the power of exhibitions in preserving our past. Traveling across Europe, exhibitions have become an integral part of cultural celebrations. Take a glimpse at the Festival of Britain View, where creativity flourishes on every corner. Or immerse yourself in the captivating Art of Banksy Preview Sydney, showcasing thought-provoking street art. For those seeking a dose of nostalgia, hop into a Dodge Charger like those from Dukes of Hazard and relive classic moments from television history. Alternatively, embark on an adventure through Glasgow's streets with the Guidebook - Seeing Glasgow by Tram and Bus. Uncover mysteries at Sherlock Holmes Exhibition's Living Room in London – step into his world and solve crimes alongside literature's greatest detective. And don't miss out on Bellahouston Park's Empire Exhibition or its 1924 predecessor that showcased Britain's grandeur to visitors from around the globe. From Letchworth Brochure promoting utopian living spaces to South Bank's iconic Skylon during Festival of Britain 1951 – exhibitions have always pushed boundaries and inspired innovation. Crossing continents to America, discover historical treasures such as The Declaration of Independence housed within Free Quaker Meeting House at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Witness how they can preserve pivotal moments that shaped nations. Back in Scotland lies an artistic haven with vibrant Art Exhibitions throughout Glasgow – each stroke telling stories untold before, and are more than just displays; they are gateways connecting us to our collective heritage while inspiring new ideas for generations to come.