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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 8th Nov 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Feb)

2019-11-08
Rembrandt's Light
Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel. (Ends on Sun, 9th Feb)

2019-11-08
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)

2019-11-08
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)

2019-11-08
House of Life Exhibition
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An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.  (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2019-11-08
24/7
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2019-11-08
Moving to Mars
This exhibition showcases often unseen and recently acquired items to tell the history of the Child family of bankers and their rise to fame and fortune. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2019-11-08
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
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Explore the origins, philosophy and contemporary relevance of Buddhism, from its beginnings in India in the 6th century BC to having 1 billion followers worldwide today (Ends on Tue, 25th Feb)

2019-11-08
Buddhism
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)

2019-11-08
The infographics created by sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1900 were a remarkable development in data visualisation and a direct challenge to institutional racism. (Ends on Sun, 1st Mar)

2019-11-08
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
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)

2019-11-08
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)

2019-11-08
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate. (Ends on Fri, 20th Mar)

2019-11-08
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
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)

2019-11-08
Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.  (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

2019-11-08
The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
Peeling back the surface of existence to reveal what lies under the skin. An exhibition exploring the unsettling beauty of the human body from the medieval age to the contemporary world. (Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr)

2019-11-08
Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity
This exhibition shines a spotlight on the subject we’d all rather avoid, from ancient societies to modern day medicine. (Ends on Fri, 10th Apr)

2019-11-08
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)

2019-11-08
Hidden London - The Exhibition takes people on an immersive journey of some of London’s most secret spaces belonging to the oldest subterranean railway in the world (Ends on Mon, 20th Apr)

2019-11-08
Hidden London - The Exhibition