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Making an Exhibition of Ourselves
About this film
In the looming shadow of the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, writer and critic Jonathan Glancey, examines Britain’s fantastical appetite for Great Exhibitions, and digs up many surprising and sometimes disturbing facts about these eccentric and largely forgotten national events.
Travelling back in time to the Victorian heyday of the national mega-show to discover and understand what first fuelled this desire for mammoth exhibitions, Glancey asks: Will they be remembered in time or have a place in history? And, more pertinently, are we fated to repeat the same mistakes?