Montenegro and International Exhibitions in the second half of the 19th - and in the early 20th -Century Cover Image
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Црна Гора и међународне изложбе у другој половини XIX и почетк ом XX вијека
Montenegro and International Exhibitions in the second half of the 19th - and in the early 20th -Century

Author(s): Tatjana Koprivica
Subject(s): History
Published by: Историјски институт Црне Горe
Keywords: Montenegro, exhibitions, diplomacy, Prince Nikola, Liège, London, Paris, Vienna

Summary/Abstract: Until the official recognition of its independence in 1878, Montenegro participated in international exhibitions modestly, although it tried several times to announce to the international public its involvement in such exhibitions.Regardless of whether Montenegro sent its representatives and exhibits (Moscow, 1867) or it was just represented there by a visitpaid by its Sovereign (Paris,1867; Vienna 1873), Montenegroused to take advantage of them as of great internationalevents appropriate to reach diplomatic goals, and primarily to stress the own state independence. The first very important international Exhibition in which Montenegro took part was the one in Liège in 1905. Two years later, in 1907, ontenegro involved in the Balcan StateExibition in London. The basic message that Montenegrins had anted to sent to the world changed slightly from the time of MoscowExhibition in 1867 to the time of ondon Exhibitionin 1907. The exhibits, namely sabersand miquelets, war (military)flags, national costumesand food products did not subject to a change lmost at all; however, they were enriched by a eries of the works of Montenegrinartists in the early 20th century.These facts should be taken into consideration in relation to the reality that exhibitions were indeed rarities in Cetinjeand that the first useum exhibition presentedweapons and flags damaged by fire,as well as that almost no educated human resources for the purpose existed at that time.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 217-238
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Serbian