Nature Live Online: What Was The Great Exhibition of 1851?
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The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park in London in 1851.
It showcased science, technology, art and design from around the world and the success of the Exhibition led to the creation of a permanent Museums Quarter in London where the Natural History Museum stands today. Join Principal Curator Richard Sabin and Head of Conservation Lorraine Cornish in conversation with Alastair Hendry to celebrate 170 years since the opening of this historical event. Discover some of the objects that were on display there and the profound impact the exhibition had on science and society.