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Exhibitions in London open on Wed, 9th Oct 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

The Art of Innovation explores the relationship between science and art over the past 250 years, and how it has helped to interpret, study and explore the world around us. (Ends on Fri, 24th Jan)

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This display of selected clothes, accessories and memorabilia demonstrates Hartnell’s innovation and lasting effect on British design and craftsmanship. (Ends on Sat, 25th Jan)

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Norman Hartnell – A Tribute
This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend. (Ends on Sat, 25th Jan)

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Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous
The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

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Gauguin Portraits
Artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton respond to this crisis with new work that draws on research into the causes of the decline of pollinators. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

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Swarm: artists respond to the pollinator crisis
On the centenary of the Bauhaus school, one of the most famous and influential design schools in modern history, this exhibition looks afresh at the birth of Modernism in Britain.  (Ends on Sat, 1st Feb)

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Beyond Bauhaus - Modernism in Britain 1933 to 1966
A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Feb)

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Rembrandt's Light
Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel. (Ends on Sun, 9th Feb)

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Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence. (Ends on Sat, 15th Feb)

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Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
The little known story of one of the capital’s most intriguing cemeteries is revealed for the first time in this exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 16th Feb)

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House of Life Exhibition
This exhibition of theatre costumes visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering.  (Ends on Fri, 28th Feb)

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From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition. (Ends on Thu, 5th Mar)

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Troy myth and reality
This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”  (Ends on Sat, 7th Mar)

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Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
Intrinsically bound to German identity and the upheaval that followed the First World War, Notgeld is a fascinating microcosm of public feeling in post-war Germany. (Ends on Sun, 29th Mar)

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Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. (Ends on Tue, 14th Apr)

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