Myths and Visions – The Art of Ray Harryhausen, which runs from 19 May to 26 September, explores the imagination, research and development behind the animation and special effects Ray Harryhausen produced for films such as Jason and the Argonauts.
Venue: National Museum of Photography, Film & Television and selected venues throughout the UK.
Precious Statements, from 19 May to 1 July, is a retrospective exhibition of the work of artist-jeweller John Donald.
Venue: Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2.
Design Prima runs from 16 to 18 May and showcases commercial interiors and architectural products, including lighting, flooring and furniture.
Venue: Old Billingsgate, London EC3.
Modern Travel takes place on 17 May and is the third talk in the Talking Design series of lectures, which explores the effects of Modernism and its ideologies on London life in the 20th century.
Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.
Materials of Invention: 100 Years of Construction Innovation, from 26 May to 1 July, looks at advances including the Lego brick, the mobile phone and transparent concrete.
Venue: New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1.