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Exhibitions in London open on Wed, 17th Apr 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

An exhibition that looks at how the world has tried (and often failed) to secure peace in the 20th century. (Ending Soon Wed, 17th Apr)

2019-04-17
Giving Peace a Chance: from the League of Nations to Greenham Common
Villain’s stunning graphic and print work celebrates Polari, whilst playfully subverting Pop Art and the comic book and superhero genre, and asks us to imagine a past where homosexuality was never criminalised. (Ending Soon Sat, 20th Apr)

2019-04-17
Fantabuloso!
The Charles Dickens Museum explores the pivotal role of food in the author’s life and novels and give new insights into the experience of dining with Dickens. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Apr)

2019-04-17
Food Glorious Food: Dinner with Dickens
This is the V&A Museum of Childhood’s first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture. (Ending Soon Mon, 22nd Apr)

2019-04-17
A Pirate’s Life for Me
The exhibition showcases significant objects from Sheffield’s Guild of St George Ruskin Collection whilst also drawing on the collections of museums and galleries. (Ending Soon Mon, 22nd Apr)

2019-04-17
John Ruskin - The Power of Seeing
A display of paintings which depict landscapes, river views and street scenes in Tower Hamlets. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Apr)

2019-04-17
Painting the Hamlets
The exhibition is an exploration of how the proposed causes and cures are represented within the art collection of Bethlem Museum of the Mind. (Ending Soon Fri, 26th Apr)

2019-04-17
An display of photographs by a Victorian eccentric -- very "steampunk". (Ending Soon Fri, 26th Apr)

2019-04-17
The Peculiar Photographic Revelations of a Victorian Eccentric
Portraits, sculpture, photographs, archival documents and miniature masterpieces by Fabergé illustrate historic events and family meetings between the rulers of the two nations.  (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Apr)

2019-04-17
 Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs
From Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones to Perry, Latham and Pecchioli, join the dreamers where reality meets imagination. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Apr)

2019-04-17
Visions and Visionaries
The exhibition features ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees.  (Ending Soon Tue, 30th Apr)

2019-04-17
The Lore of the Land
Explore this surreal lost property office where you will uncover stories in the most unlikely places. (Ending Soon Fri, 3rd May)

2019-04-17
Unclaimed - The Liminal Space
A photographic exhibition documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th May)

2019-04-17
Bedrooms of London
This exhibition is the story of humanity’s ever-changing relationship with our nearest star. (Ending Soon Mon, 6th May)

2019-04-17
Explore the Library’s collection of pocket-sized friendship albums – made between the 16th and 19th centuries. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th May)

2019-04-17
Friendship Before Facebook: Social Networks in a Pre-Digital Age
This exhibition explores the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th May)

2019-04-17
Spare Parts - Rethinking human repair
Photography display exploring past and present Thamesmead through archival images from the RIBA Collections and contemporary photographs by artist Nina Manandhar.  (Ending Soon Thu, 16th May)

2019-04-17
Thamesmead: A Town for the 21st Century
The exhibition features twenty-four critically acclaimed projects that have pushed design boundaries through their exploration of the opportunities and challenges of timber structures.  (Ending Soon Fri, 17th May)

2019-04-17
Forest of Fabrication
Rembrandt’s legendary painting will be the centerpiece of an exhibition of self-portraits that will also include works by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso (Ending Soon Sat, 18th May)

2019-04-17
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th May)

2019-04-17
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver