International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris 1937

Arts and techniques applied to modern life

May 25, 1937 - November 25, 1937


* Official name: Exposition internationale des arts et techniques dans la vie moderne
* Category: 2nd category general exhibition
* Theme: Arts and techniques applied to modern life
* Duration: 25 May-25 November 1937 (203 days)
* Geographical location: Centre of Paris, on the Champs de Mars, in front of the Trocadero and on the banks of the Seine
* Surface area: 105 hectares, of which 9.5 hectares can be built on, divided between France and the guest countries
* Emblem: Palais de Chaillot and Peace Column
* Organisation: Supreme Council of the Exhibition (42 members)
* President: The Minister of Commerce and Industry
* Control Committee, Chairman: Joseph Caillaux
* Executive Committee, Vice President: Julien Durand
* Commissioner General: Edmond Labbé, Director General of Technical Education
* Secretary General: Charles Ettori, rapporteur to the Council of State
* Architects: Main architect: Charles Letrosne (until Nov. 1935), then Jacques Gréber and Robert Martzloff, landscape architect
* Financial Director: Henri Pignerol, Financial Director of the City of Paris
* Participating countries: 46
* Exhibitors: 11,000
* Visitors: 31,040,955
* Entrance fee: Six Francs
* Income: 1,661,024,345 Francs
* Expenditure: 1,443,288,391 Francs
* Profits: 217,735,953 Francs
* Financing:
- State subsidies: 1,265,897,641 Francs;
- Subsidies from the city of Paris: 351 million Francs;
- Proceeds from the national lottery: up to 295 million Francs went to the city of Paris for three years
* Classification: 114 classes and 14 groups
* Events: 602 congresses within the framework of the Exhibition