Decorative Arts at The World's Fairs - Inventing the modern world, 1851-1939.

EXHIBITION THEMES

World’s fairs showcased thousands of objects. Here, we explore the themes of the exhibition Inventing the Modern World. Style, Historicism, Cross-Culturalism, Nationalism and Technology were important ideas that shaped all functional objects at the fairs from 1851 to 1939. Please take a look at some of the extraordinary works in the exhibition to learn more...