Expo Blog

The Expo Blog is a space for posts on the history, themes, legacies and experience of Expos. It includes articles from the BIE and external contributors.

Expo memories abound as the World Expo Museum turns three

Expo memories abound as the World Expo Museum turns three

Having been inaugurated on 1 May 2017, the World Expo Museum (WEM) in Shanghai is now three years old, and is today more than ever a hub for exploring and celebrating Expo memories.

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5 things you might not know about Expo 2015 Milan

5 things you might not know about Expo 2015 Milan

5 years ago today, Expo 2015 Milan invited visitors to learn about and engage in the theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy of life”. Here are few facts about the most recent World Expo:

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5 things you might not know about Expo 2010 Shanghai

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A decade ago today, World Expo 2010 Shanghai opened its gates to the public, embarking tens of millions of visitors on a six-month journey into the theme “Better City, Better Life”. Here are a few interesting facts about this truly groundbreaking World Expo:

 

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Zipper

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Zipper

Fastening clothes and accessories may seem too simple to be the focus of an important innovation. Indeed, visitors to World Expo 1893 Chicago may have seen Whitcomb Judson’s “Clasp Locker” on display without realising how this device would be the predecessor of an overlooked everyday innovation: the zipper.

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5 things you might not know about Expo 1935 Brussels

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85 years ago today, Expo 1935 Brussels opened its doors to visitors from all over Europe and the world. Here are a few facts about the World Expo that you might not have known:

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