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Exhibitions in London open on Sat, 7th Mar 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

2020-03-07
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)

2020-03-07
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
Japan House presents two installations by WOW looking at both the urban future and timelessness of rural Japan. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

2020-03-07
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade Digital art encounters with Japan
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)

2020-03-07
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)

2020-03-07
The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
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)

2020-03-07
Alongside a select number of key paintings and sculptures, an exhibition reveals how paper allowed Picasso to push the boundaries of thought and practice.  (Ends on Mon, 13th Apr)

2020-03-07
Picasso and Paper
An exhibition about the man, the Christmas he created, and how he fell out of love with the season he helped to create. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-03-07
Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas
As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-03-07
Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
A display celebrating The Clash’s iconic London Calling – an album that rocked the music scene, serving as an anthem for London, Londoners and music lovers globally. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-03-07
The Clash: London Calling
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)

2020-03-07
Hidden London - The Exhibition
Exploring the fascinating world of mushrooms, in an exhibition from curator and writer, Francesca Gavin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Apr)

2020-03-07
 Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi
The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. (Ends on Mon, 27th Apr)

2020-03-07
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Mon, 4th May)

2020-03-07
George IV: Art & Spectacle
£14  
This is the first monographic exhibition of Spilliaert’s work in the UK and will showcase some 90 works on paper. (Ends on Mon, 25th May)

2020-03-07
Spilliaert
Featuring over 35 paintings and drawings from collections across the world, the exhibition spans Maes’s whole career, spent in Dordrecht and Amsterdam.  (Ends on Sun, 31st May)

2020-03-07
Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age
The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years. (Ends on Sun, 28th Jun)

2020-03-07
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
This immersive experience charts their music, lyrics, creative process and influence as one of the most iconic pop bands of the modern age. (Ends on Mon, 31st Aug)

2020-03-07
ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition