As International Exhibition will be opened at Calcutta, on the 4th December next, under the patronage of His Excellency tho Viceroy and Governor-General of India, and His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal. There will be nine principal sections:—1, fine arts; 2, apparatus and application of the liberal arts ; 3, furniture, and objects for the use of dwellings; 4, clothing, including fabrics and objects of personal wear; 5, products of mining industry, forestry, &c. ; 6, apparatus and processes used in the common arts ; 7, food, fresh, preserved, or in various states of preservation; 8, artizan's workmanship ; 9, children's work. Certificates of gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded by special juries of experts. An attempt will also be made to hold an exhibition of live stock, agricultural and horticultural products, and of a loan collection of paintings, sculpture, and works of art generally. The India Government has granted the use of the India Museum, together with the grounds and buildings adjoining. It is a magnificent pile of buildings, said to be the very finest in India, situated on the Maidan, facing " Charinghee," close to the Governor's Palace, and in the very centre of Calcutta, and also voted a lac-and-a-half of rupees (£15,000) to defray expenses of the Indian Court. Annexes will be erected to meet further requirements of exhibitors. All goods forwarded for exhibition and addressed to the secretary tor that purpose are admitted free of duty. Calcutta is a free port, except for arms, ammunition and military stores, liquors (beer, wine and spirits), opium and salt Application for space with full particulars of the intended exhibit, must be made at. the office of the official Agent for Great Britain, Mr. W. P. Dilworth, 4, Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London.
Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th March 1883