Joseph Nash (1809-78)
The Indian Court at the Great Exhibiton
Museum no. 19536.11
Apart from supporting British industry, the exhibition sought to fulfil a variety of goals. The exhibition brought together the skills of individual artisans and large manufacturers; this again reflected the dialogue between the small and local (artisan) and the large and established (manufacturers).
It provided a platform for international dialogue, to benefit trade and exchange of skills, but also for the improvement of international understanding. The possible economic interests and gains were balanced by social and cultural agenda. All the aims were underlined by a wish to educate all participants: the exhibitors about new methods of production, visitors about new products, as well as the British about taste.
This print can be found in Print Room Box 4a.