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Burma - Expo Montreal 1967

Burma at the Exhibition Expo Montreal 1967
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Architect(s) : Harry Aung

The Burma pavilion is dedicated to man and friendship, an idea that fits perfectly with the Terre des Hommes theme, and which Burma has tried to translate into art. To this end, it has decorated its pavilion with lacquerware, gilding and woodcarvings with floral and allegorical motifs. She installed beautiful murals that tell the story of the Burmese life. She filled it with works of art in silver, ivory, carved wood, pieces of wonderful silks and precious stones, including rubies, pearls, jades and especially dark blue sapphires.

Maps, models and charts show the progress made in agriculture, education and social security.

The Burma pavilion also includes a restaurant where visitors can enjoy the delights of Burmese cuisine. In addition, there are cultural events, musical and folklore entertainment.

Finally, it is interesting to note that the Burma pavilion at the 1967 World Expo represents the first time that Burma has participated independently in a World Expo recognised as such by the Bureau of International Expositions.

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