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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 16th Mar 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Drawing inspiration from photographs, artist Niki Gibbs worked with Holloway Fire Station on Hornsey Road, Islington, to capture its four crews going about their routine daily work. (Ending Soon Tue, 17th Mar)

2020-03-16
‘Mobilise! Mobilise!
An exhibition by Keith van Loen of a series of photographic images examining how modernist architecture is defined. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Abstracting Modernism - Photographs by Keith van Loen
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Come and admire the rare and historic Camellias in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory, a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped.  (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Camellia Show 2020 – 10th Anniversary
This exhibition visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Costume at the National Theatre
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. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
This exhibition shines a spotlight on the subject we’d all rather avoid, from ancient societies to modern day medicine. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
The Tate Modern hall is filled with a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Kara Walker
A selection from a gift of nine ‘manner posters’ displayed across Tokyo’s Seibu Railway network between 2016 and 2019. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Manners and Modernity: Ukiyo-e and etiquette on the Seibu Railway
Alongside a select number of key paintings and sculptures, an exhibition reveals how paper allowed Picasso to push the boundaries of thought and practice.  (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Picasso and Paper
This exhibition marks 50 years since the beginnings of two significant social movements in the UK: the first women’s liberation conference in Oxford and the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front at LSE. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Social Revolution: women's liberation and gay liberation in the 1970s and 80s
Glowing arches fill Granary Square at Kings Cross during the winter months. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Space Frames
Discover the creative process behind designing for performance, from costume to set design (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Staging Places: UK Design for Performance
Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.  (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
A display exploring the unique and largely untold history, heritage and culture of the Krio people of Sierra Leone. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
The Krios of Sierra Leone
Explore the tattoos worn by members of the Armed Forces community and the powerful stories of identity, comradeship, bravery and sacrifice they represent. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Tribute Ink
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. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity
Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade
Japan House presents two installations by WOW looking at both the urban future and timelessness of rural Japan. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade Digital art encounters with Japan
This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-16
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy