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Exhibitions in London open on Thu, 12th Mar 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

2020-03-12
“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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
This exhibition tells the story of the print industry across the 20th century, focussing on the east London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Ends on Sun, 29th Mar)

2020-03-12
Lightboxes + Lettering
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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
Picasso and Paper
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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
Hidden London - The Exhibition
Exploring the fascinating world of mushrooms, in an exhibition from curator and writer, Francesca Gavin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Apr)

2020-03-12
 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)

2020-03-12
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Mon, 4th May)

2020-03-12
George IV: Art & Spectacle
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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)

2020-03-12
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)

2020-03-12
Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age
This exhibition explores the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton. (Ends on Sun, 7th Jun)

2020-03-12
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things
The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years. (Ends on Sun, 28th Jun)

2020-03-12
David Hockney: Drawing from Life