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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 21st Apr 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Women were inspired to serve their country by Florence Nightingale's work. But in 1918, as WW1 approached its end, nothing could have prepared them for what was to come - the deadly Spanish Flu. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Jun)

2019-04-21
The first major exhibition to explore the great twentieth-century British sculptor’s fascination with armour. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Jun)

2019-04-21
Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
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Drector and photographer James Morgan set out to capture the lives of the Bajau Laut, the world’s last true marine nomads. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Jun)

2019-04-21
Sea Nomads
This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman revealing the creative process of making a special set of Christmas stamps for Royal Mail. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-04-21
Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps Exhibit
This exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-04-21
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Jews, Money, Myth explores the role of money in Jewish life and its often vexed place in relations between Jews and non-Jews, from the time of Jesus to the 21st century. (Ends on Sun, 7th Jul)

2019-04-21
From 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house. (Ends on Sun, 14th Jul)

2019-04-21
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Explore how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections. (Ends on Sun, 14th Jul)

2019-04-21
Imaginary Cities
An exhibition featuring 100 illustrations and celebrates one of the world’s greatest cities – London – revealing some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. (Ends on Sun, 14th Jul)

2019-04-21
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
From the languid morphine addicts depicted by Albert Besnard to the disturbing smiling spider in the lithograph by Odilon Redon, all of the prints on display come from the British Museum’s rich collection of graphic work. (Ends on Thu, 18th Jul)

2019-04-21
Symbolist prints
Discover this pioneering, subversive artist as the British Museum lifts the veil on his life and works in the largest show of his prints in the UK for 45 years. (Ends on Sun, 21st Jul)

2019-04-21
Edvard Munch: love and angst
This exhibition tells the story of how Robert and Ellen Paul really created cinema here in Haringey. (Ends on Sun, 28th Jul)

2019-04-21
A selection of Turner’s illustrations for Sir Walter Scott’s poetry and prose, part of the house’s permanent collection. (Ends on Sun, 28th Jul)

2019-04-21
Showcasing the most spectacular space photography of its kind, the exhibition celebrates ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide. (Ends on Sun, 4th Aug)

2019-04-21
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Comprising 65 prints and drawings, this exhibition highlights Rembrandt’s technical and creative ingenuity on paper. (Ends on Sun, 4th Aug)

2019-04-21
Rembrandt: Thinking on paper
In this, the first major museum display of artists’ postcards, discover both the politics and playfulness of this unique collection of 300 postcards. (Ends on Sun, 4th Aug)

2019-04-21
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard
This display focuses on the rarely seen archives of queer venues and social networks collated by University College London’s Urban Laboratory. (Ends on Sun, 25th Aug)

2019-04-21
Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today
More than 50 Lego models will be on show, from individual pieces, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics. (Ends on Tue, 27th Aug)

2019-04-21
Lego Brick Wonders
This display showcases examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her famous illustrations that came later.  (Ends on Thu, 29th Aug)

2019-04-21
Beatrix Potter's Art: 'drawn with design'