Urso Chappell’s ExpoMuseum Blog: February 2010

28 February 2010

Expo 86

For my second article for China Daily, I thought it would be appropriate (as the Vancouver Winter Olympics come to an end) to talk about Vancouver's Expo 86:


We also talk about Expo 86 on The World's Fair Podcast:


26 February 2010

Expo 86 Photos

Vancouver is on everyone's minds these days thanks to the Olympics and, naturally, people think about Expo 86, which helped put the city on the map 24 years ago.

I've written an article for China Daily that should appear on Monday, we've recorded a podcast episode talking about Expo 86 with Bill Cotter, and I was offered new photos by Bob and Rose Elliott to post online. See all of the Expo 86 photos here.

Here are a few of the photos.






Thanks to Bob and Rose Elliott for sharing these with us.

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25 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 12:22 RT @mohistorymuseum: Today's pic: Forest Park before the World's Fair | 1904 World's Fair Photos: bit.ly/aJJYOL #
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24 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 08:59 Thanks for all of the comments about episode 6 of www.WorldsFairPodcast.com Keep them coming in... and don't forget to rate us on iTunes #
  • 09:18 I just voted for tweetphoto.com/12208024 check it out! #TweetPhoto #
  • 09:19 RT @saragoldvine Gotta love Jeremy Shaw's Expo 86 poster project, downtown Vancouver. tweetphoto.com/12208024 #
  • 12:42 Season Pass Episode 114: There are so many great Epcot-world's fair connections bit.ly/aHvVqk #
  • 12:51 Expo 86 meets the Olympics 2010: neditpasmoncoeur.blogspot.com/2010/01/expo-86-meets-olympics-2010-q-on-jeremy.html #
  • 14:22 RT @seankheraj Will the 2010 Olympics change Vancouver? Did Expo '86? wp.me/pxkP4-aK #
  • 14:31 RT @BradFrenette 70 years after it closed, assessing the impact of the 1939 World's Fair. bit.ly/beDvLp #
  • 23:51 RT @2010OlympicsWeb The same way that Expo 86 put Vancouver on the map, the 2010 Games will raise the city's profile even further. #
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22 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 18:53 Episode 6 of The World's Fair Podcast is now up. We talk about Vancouver's Expo 86 with Bill Cotter: www.WorldsFairPodcast.com/ #
  • 22:45 Edmonton might host Expo 2017 RT @owlex Aw man, I just watched a VHS about Expo 86! It looks WAY more fun than the olympics. #
  • 23:37 RT @sfvictoriangal Treasure Island History Day - tinyurl.com/yehlxaq #
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21 February 2010

The World's Fair Podcast, Episode 6: Vancouver's Expo 86 with Bill Cotter

In episode 6 of The World's Fair Podcast, we celebrate the 2010 Vancouver Olympics by talking about Expo 86's legacy. Bill Cotter, author of several books about world's fairs, joins us to discuss our favorite aspects of North America's last world's fair.

Here are some links related to our discussion:

WorldsFairPhotos.com -Bill Cotter's site
Edmonton's bid for Expo 2017
ExpoMuseum's Expo 86 page
Bob Buckley - the composer of "This is My Home"

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Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 13:34 20 February 2010: Just 70 days to go until Shanghai's #expo2010 opens! #
  • 13:40 RT @Dantomato I appreciate the recycling of buildings. This one: Expo '86 pavilion, then a museum, now Russia's House bit.ly/cAQBls #
  • 13:46 @AceBurpeeShow Expos/world's fairs still happen. Expo 2010 in Shanghai will be 1300 acres vs. Expo '86's 173 acres. Edmonton wants Expo 2017 #
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19 February 2010

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  • 16:01 RT @24hoursvan From the Twittersphere - here's what you had to say on the Expo 86 vs. Winter Olympics subject: ow.ly/18LCo #van2010 #
  • 16:03 RT @SlamSports Remember Expo 86? "Expo was a more gentle occasion, as it were, than a sporting event like the Olympics" bit.ly/bu15eo #
  • 16:03 RT @photodreamz I think I'll wear a couple expo 86 pins today and see if anyone wants to trade. #
  • 16:05 Tonight we're recording Episode 6 of www.WorldsFairPodcast.com/ The topic? Hint: We've been watching a lot of Olympic backgrounds! #
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18 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 10:30 RT @thelizzypearl Somethings Happening Here -- I adore Jeremy Shaw's Expo 86 Posters ow.ly/186We #
  • 10:30 RT @rdparks Sitting on the steps by the old bc pavilion remembering Expo 86. These olympics are great #
  • 10:31 RT @MortgageMark Expo 86 was a chance for the world to discover us, Maybe the Olympics are a means for us to show the way. #
  • 10:31 RT @starmediaguy Awww. Fireworks over False Creek. SO takes me back to Expo 86, when they had them every night for months. #Olympics #
  • 10:33 We'd love to see them! RT @jeremyosborn Asking my Mom (in Sask) to email photos from Expo 86 - for comparative storytelling. #
  • 10:34 RT @canadacomTravel A mini Expo 86 rises east of GM Place: Expo 86 completely transformed the north shore... bit.ly/cFB68R #travel #
  • 10:36 RT @leahsandals Also! Expo 86 robot mascot now on display @ Geoffrey Farmer's VanCity project space - www.e-flux.com/shows/view/7741 #
  • 10:38 RT @philiph Let's all take a moment to remember the last giant event in Vancouver: EXPO 86 j.mp/9JffEE #olympics #worldsfair #
  • 10:40 It's great to see all of the great comments about Vancouver's Expo 86. I hope Edmontonians tak e note when they look to their Expo 2017 bid. #
  • 10:41 RT @Tamara_Stecyk: I can't wait to show our Canadian pride once we host Expo 2017 in #yeg #
  • 10:49 Thanks for the great comments about Episode 5 of www.WorldsFairPodcast.com/ ...great discussion about Expo 2010 with Michael Darragh #
  • 11:00 RT @expo2010_russia It will take 20 to 30 minutes to tour the 6,000-square-meter pavilion of Russia at #expo2010 bit.ly/a50FBi #
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12 February 2010

11 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 02:55 Olympics another Expo 86 ("...changed the province of British Columbia forever.") www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/81565547.html #
  • 10:28 At the Asian Art Museum for a press conference about the new Shanghai exhibit... including much about Expo 2010. (via @UrsoChappell) #
  • 14:32 10 February 2010: Just 80 more days until Shanghai's #expo2010 opens! #
  • 14:33 RT @llmunro Latest (and greatest) idea: an oral history project about the 1964 World's fair in NYC! Who wants to be interviewed? #
  • 14:35 RT @ximiei [1939-'40 San Francisco] World's Fair olive tre es still thriving in California bit.ly/nny4R #
  • 14:37 RT @SuedeShirtCalif SF's Japanese Tea Garden (GG Park) was orig Japanese Village created 4 1894 World's Fair - bit.ly/7bFzcY #
  • 14:38 RT @Mahatma_Andy I favorited a YouTube video -- Awake Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the 1939 World's Fair youtu.be/dqgEvurp0eM?a #
  • 14:39 RT @mattmotweets almost ready for the world expo www.flickr.com/photos/44884549@N04/4200840680/ #
  • 14:40 RT @changholt NYSE Euronext Welcomes the USA Nationa l Pavilion - 2010 Shanghai World Expo to ... - MarketWatch url4.eu/1MhcV #
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10 February 2010

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  • 13:24 There's quite a lively discussion going on about Expo 2010 in the comments section on NPR's site: bit.ly/aq7VNN #
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09 February 2010

Expo 2010 Commemorative Medal

Mascots on DisplayExpo 2010 Medal

I'm amused that the same photos I took that showed up at the Shanghai City Planning Museum when I visited there have now shown up on a commemorative medal.

My mascot collection is famous!

I'm particularly amused that one image warns against copying. I think I'll risk it.

Expo 2010 Medal Using My Photos

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 00:15 @dstdevan World's Fair still exist. We just haven't had one in North America since 1986. China hosts Expo 2010. www.ExpoMuseum.com/ #
  • 00:19 In episode 5 of The World's Fair Podcast, we talk with Michael Darragh of @WorldExpoBlog about #expo2010 www.worldsfairpodcast.com/ #
  • 14:57 Leonard Maltin on I Love Movies podcast with @DougBenson ... fan of the 1939-'40 New York World's Fair: www.ExpoMuseum.com/1939n/ #
  • 16:40 RT @jalan046 Shanghai's Expo A Party Worth Skipping, Critics Say: China's largest city is preparing to ho st... bit.ly/aq7VNN #
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08 February 2010

The World's Fair Podcast, Episode 5: Expo 2010 with Michael Darragh

Episode 5 of The World's Fair Podcast is now online and available to download.

We were honored to have Michael Darragh join us from Shanghai. We talk about Shanghai's upcoming Expo 2010 and his organization's poll measuring interest by Chinese people in the various pavilions.

Find out which country's pavilion is the most anticipated.

Here are some links related to our discussion:
World Expo Blog
World Expo Blog's Twitter
World Expo Blog on YouTube
Expo 2010
Bjarke Ingels Group - Architect of the Denmark Pavilion

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07 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 15:50 RT @TriviaWolf: World's Fair Update Evolution of a Project - Belgium Pavilion on ReactionGrid...As you can see... bit.ly/9ZV8PW #
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06 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 10:44 Can't make it to Shanghai for the #expo2010 world's fair? Visit San Francisco's Asian Art Museum: www.asianart.org/shanghai.htm #
  • 11:04 RT @ETownMickey World Class? Expo 2017 and growing Edmonton smarter: (Editor's note: This post was sparked by debate... bit.ly/bDEAAN #
  • 11:05 RT @KrisProvoost Looking forward to seeing these pavilions in real life this summer! www.archdaily.com/tag/shanghai-2010/ #expo2010 #
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05 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 08:59 RT @expo2010_russia Russian pavilion at Expo 2010 3D #expo2010 #expochina bit.ly/dCTjTo #
  • 09:05 RT @Edmontondragon @TheEllenShow Ellen want to DOMINATE THE WORLD? Come and enjoy Edmonton, Alberta...bid city to host the 2017 WORLD'S FAIR #
  • 09:06 RT @therestlesspen Yes, there was a Wonder Bread building at the [1939-'40 New York] World's Fair bit.ly/9h43c5 #
  • 16:10 Swedish King to attend Shanghai's world's fair #expo2010 www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-02/05/content_9431118.htm #
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04 February 2010

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03 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 11:49 RT @ElsiesAttic Checking out "1962 World's Fair Charm Bracelet, Seattle, WA" on The Vintage Village: ning.it/aMk1Wf #
  • 11:55 RT @moldingdesign Sweden Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010: As the key words "Sustainability, Innovation and... bit.ly/9yZqSq #
  • 11:59 @seelike_me The largest world expo in history is this year in Shanghai... and Edmonton is bidding for a small one in 2017 www.ExpoMuseum.com #
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02 February 2010

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 02:08 Environmentalism at World's Fairs: article in today's China Daily by ExpoMuseum's founder: bit.ly/c2xb4D #
  • 11:38 01 February 2010: Just 3 more months until Shanghai's #expo2010 opens! www.ExpoMuseum.com/2010/ #
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01 February 2010

Environmentalism: A Continuing Expo Legacy

My first article for China Daily was published today:

My proposed headline was "Environmentalism: A Continuing Expo Legacy." Also, I think their system didn't know to read the accented "e" in "café" since it shows up as misspelled.

I'll have to check the print version to see if the mistake is there, too.

Yesterday's ExpoMuseum Twitter Posts

  • 12:23 Pondering diff. between Euro Cultural Capital vs. World's Fair vs. Olympics: bit.ly/a0QUOI #
  • 12:24 RT @pabstblueribbon: Some cool photos of the 1893 World's Fair. bit.ly/Sb5y3 It's where the Blue Ribbon came from. #PBR #
  • 12:25 @Seaborg106 They do still have world's fairs: Shanghai in 2010, Yeosu (South Korea) in 2012, and Milan in 2015: www.ExpoMuseum.com/ #
  • 17:56 Greetings to @latviaexpo2010 ...the Latvia Pavilion at Shanghai's #expo2010 #
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