London’s International Exhibition of 1862 and the origin of large scale exhibitions of Contemporary Art
This paper analyses the origin of international exhibitions in the nineteenth century as a model for contemporary biennials, with emphasis on London exhibitions of 1851 and 1862. It presents a bibliography review about the subject, comprising other modes of exhibition created in that period, such as museums and
periodical exhibitions held by the art academy. The article approaches the question of national representation in this realm.
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