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BIE EXPO x EXPOS

BIE EXPO x EXPOS Visual
Celebrating International Exposition’s Past and Forging a New Future

BIE EXPO x EXPOS

BIE EXPO x EXPOS charts the historical beginnings and evolution of Exposition and its future direction, and introduces the role and visions of the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions). Plans for the World Expo Museum in Shanghai, the official Expo museum and archive slated to begin construction in China this year, are also presented here in 3D video and exhibits.
Theme
Celebrating Legacies and Significance of Expositions and Realizing an Ideal World of Sharing and Exchange
Operating hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Capacity
140 persons
Approximate tour time
20 minutes
Exhibition sections
Exhibition Hall 1 → Exhibition Hall 2 → Exhibition Hall 3 → Exhibition Hall 4
The best way to enjoy BIE EXPO x EXPOS
This pavilion is divided into four exhibition sections, each with a different theme. Start at Exhibition Hall 1 to gain a deeper understanding of the BIE and the Convention Relating to International Exhibitions, then move on to Exhibition Hall 2 for a historical journey through Expositions of the past. Exhibition Hall 3 focuses on Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea – from the bid, to our designation as host, to the Expo planning process – and offers a glimpse at upcoming host nations of Expositions. Conclude your visit at Exhibition Hall 4, where plans for the World Expo Museum are on display.

BIE EXPO x EXPOS offers a rare opportunity for visitors to see the prestigious history of World Expositions at a glance and truly feel the profound impact this global fair has had on human history.

The BIE and the Convention Relating to International Exhibitions Exhibition Hall 1

Exhibition Hall 1 introduces the BIE and its member states, emblem, flag, and chairman and vice chairman as well as previous host nations of Expositions and the history of international exhibitions.

The first Expo was held in London in 1851 and was such an amazing success that many nations thereafter showed interest in hosting their own Expos. The intense competition between nations to host an Expo resulted in the need for an international body to oversee Expo operations, which led to the founding of the BIE in 1928.

The History of World Expositions Exhibition Hall 2

Exhibition Hall 2 charts the history of world expositions from the first Expo held in London in 1851 to the most recent Shanghai Expo held in 2010. The 3D photos of each period in particular capture the impact of world expositions on technology and culture. Exhibition Hall 2 celebrates the past, present and future of world expositions – from the Eiffel Tower to the Ferris wheel and beyond.

The first world expositions were held to facilitate the sharing of technologies and ideas among nations for the betterment of international society. The same aims exist at world Expos today, where the human desire for new inventions, technologies and ideas is as strong as it ever was.

Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea and Future Hosts Exhibition Hall 3

Exhibition Hall 3 focuses on Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea – from our bid and designation as host to the Expo planning process – and offers a glimpse at the upcoming host for Expo Milano 2015. Information on the five nations in a fierce bidding contest to host Expo 2017 and 2020 is also on display here.

World Expo Museum in Shanghai Exhibition Hall 4

The World Expo Museum in Shanghai, to be built jointly by the BIE and the Shanghai government in China, will stand as the BIE’s official museum and the Expo archive. Covering a total area of 40,000 square meters, the World Expo Museum will be built in the Puxi area, the very site of Expo 2010 Shanghai. Construction of the museum will begin this year and is slated for completion in 2014. It will open to the public in 2015.

The purpose of the museum is to spread the heritage of world expositions, advance the spirit of the Expo, and deepen the public’s understanding of the Expo and the BIE. It will feature various Expo 2010 Shanghai memorabilia as well as important items culled from significant Expos throughout history. The museum will also pursue educational and cultural exchanges with other world fairs.
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