Blog des Expos

Le blog des Expos est un espace de publication de billets sur l’histoire, les thèmes, les legs et les expériences des Expos. Ces textes sont écrits par le BIE ou par des contributeurs externes à l’organisation.

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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A to Z of Innovation at Expos: Yablochkov candle

A to Z of Innovation at Expos: Yablochkov candle

Widely known as La Ville Lumière or the ‘City of Lights’, Paris is famed for its streetlights, first tested in the late 18th century and which became a symbol of the city during the Belle Époque. It was when the whole world was in Paris, during World Expo 1878, that one of the most advanced forms of electrical lighting of its time – the Yablochkov candle – made its debut.

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Les points de vue exprimés dans cette rubrique sont celles de contributeurs externes à l'Organisation et ne reflètent pas nécessairement l'avis et la position du BIE