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Zaragoza at the Paris Exhibition of 1878 from archival and photographic sources

Alex Garris Fernández    Universidad de Zaragoza, España    

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abstract

Since their appearance in the 19th century, universal exhibitions have been closely related to the artistic collections of numerous nations, and they have been a fundamental source for art historians as a historical event in which the most outstanding novelties of each period can be observed. However, the study and more detailed knowledge of the attractive pavilions, or the awardwinning artistic works displayed in these events has diverted the attention from many other artistic projects. The contribution of the Provincial Commission of Monuments of Zaragoza to the 1878 Universal Exhibition not only enabled awareness to be raised about the historical-artistic riches of our province, but also helped spread knowledge about the Aragonese heritage outside our borders through the assembly of a comprehensive catalogue, and a splendid photo album of Aragonese artistic works, which were sent to Paris.

Published
July 31, 2017
Accepted
March 24, 2017
Submitted
Feb. 13, 2017
Language
EN

Keywords: ZaragozaPhotographyExhibitionHeritageCommission of monuments

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