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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 26th Apr 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

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

2019-04-26
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)

2019-04-26
 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)

2019-04-26
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)

2019-04-26
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)

2019-04-26
Unclaimed - The Liminal Space
Ara Güler, who passed away last year, was known by many as one of the greatest photojournalists of his time (Ending Soon Sun, 5th May)

2019-04-26
Ara Güler Exhibition
A photographic exhibition documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th May)

2019-04-26
Bedrooms of London
Admire the gardens as they are brightened by the impressive 20,000 tulips planted throughout the gardens. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th May)

2019-04-26
Eltham Palace's Tulip Festival
With more than 800 images on display, this global photography exhibition presents all winning and shortlisted entries, including the Photographer of the Year, from this year’s Awards (Ending Soon Mon, 6th May)

2019-04-26
2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
This exhibition is the story of humanity’s ever-changing relationship with our nearest star. (Ending Soon Mon, 6th May)

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An exhibition of DANAD Design's trailblazing work from 1958–62, featuring their original furniture and surface designs. (Ending Soon Fri, 10th May)

2019-04-26
DANAD Design 60th Anniversary exhibition
Explore the Library’s collection of pocket-sized friendship albums – made between the 16th and 19th centuries. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th May)

2019-04-26
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)

2019-04-26
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)

2019-04-26
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)

2019-04-26
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)

2019-04-26
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)

2019-04-26
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th May)

2019-04-26
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
This exhibition displays a selection of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes, images of the leader and intricate papercuts all of which were collected in China during the 1970s. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th May)

2019-04-26
Cultural Revolution - State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s