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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 14th Jan 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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

2020-01-14
Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
This exhibition uses paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks. (Ends on Sun, 9th Feb)

2020-01-14
Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks
These photographs, often taken by monks and housed within monasteries, depict day-to-day life for both the monastic and lay communities. (Ends on Sun, 9th Feb)

2020-01-14
Sacred Laos in Photographs: The Monks’ Gaze
In a cold room, specially created for the exhibition, slices taken from Antarctic ice cores appear to float on a solid ice floor. (Ends on Fri, 14th Feb)

2020-01-14
Wayne Binitie: Ice Floor
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)

2020-01-14
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)

2020-01-14
House of Life Exhibition
£14  
An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.  (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-01-14
24/7
This small display considers the historical creation of single-use and repurposed objects and presents an artistic response to plastic waste washing up in Pacific islands.  (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-01-14
Disposable? Rubbish and us
Discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-01-14
Eco-Visionaries - Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-01-14
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)

2020-01-14
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
£14  
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)

2020-01-14
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)

2020-01-14
A family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature (Ends on Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-01-14
 Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels
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)

2020-01-14
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
From Botticelli to Michelangelo, the exhibition reveals how Bomberg’s rebellious, youthful works drew inspiration from the paintings he most admired in the Gallery. (Ends on Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-01-14
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
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)

2020-01-14
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)

2020-01-14
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
Free  
Why do we play? How important is it for all of us, young or old? What does it mean to play well? (Ends on Sun, 8th Mar)

2020-01-14
Play Well