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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 10th Jun 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

An exhibition that covers a long period in the history of magic, from the 16th to the early 20th century. (Ends on Sat, 15th Jun)

2019-06-10
Staging Magic – The Story Behind The Illusion
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. (Ends on Sun, 16th Jun)

2019-06-10
The first major exhibition to explore the great twentieth-century British sculptor’s fascination with armour. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Jun)

2019-06-10
Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
Free  
Drector and photographer James Morgan set out to capture the lives of the Bajau Laut, the world’s last true marine nomads. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Jun)

2019-06-10
Sea Nomads
Exhibition showcasing Arabic calligraphy works by the master calligrapher, Mr. Mouneer Al Shaarani.  (Ends on Thu, 27th Jun)

2019-06-10
Calligraphic Rhythms by Mouneer Al Shaarani
This exhibition tells the Batsford story, with highs and lows, through a selection of books and archive materials from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. (Ends on Fri, 28th Jun)

2019-06-10
Batsford, 175 Years of a Bloomsbury Publisher
An exhibition of drawings made by artist Feliks Topolski of the Bank of England's new Debden bank note printing factory. (Ends on Fri, 28th Jun)

2019-06-10
Feliks Topolski: Drawing Debden
The Music Photography of Mark Allan (Ends on Sat, 29th Jun)

2019-06-10
It's (Not) Only Rock ‘n’ Roll...
Explore the world's best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels. (Ends on Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-06-10
 Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Journey from Hell, through Purgatory, to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition of works responding to Dante’s Divine Comedy. (Ends on Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-06-10
The Typographic Dante
This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman revealing the creative process of making a special set of Christmas stamps for Royal Mail. (Ends on Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-06-10
Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps Exhibit
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)

2019-06-10
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)

2019-06-10
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Explore how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections. (Ends on Sun, 14th Jul)

2019-06-10
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)

2019-06-10
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)

2019-06-10
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)

2019-06-10
Edvard Munch: love and angst
Ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.  (Ends on Sun, 4th Aug)

2019-06-10
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)

2019-06-10
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)

2019-06-10
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard