Over 200 arts professionals and scientists have signed an open letter in The Times calling for an end to BP’s new, five-year sponsorship deals with four major cultural institutions in the UK.
Today, the British Museum received a guerrilla re-branding from activists urging it to drop its sponsorship deal with BP, an agreement now in talks for possible renewal next year.
Art activist group BP or not BP? yesterday staged a double intervention at the British Museum to protest BP’s sponsorship of Sunken cities, a new exhibition showcasing artifacts from two ancient, submerged Egyptian ports.
After sharing a handful of emails detailing suspicious correspondence between British museums and their sponsor BP, the Art Not Oil Coalition has released the full set of documents it obtained, accompanied by a 40-page report describing the potentially unethical partnerships.
A number of major museums in the UK, including the British Museum and National Portrait Gallery, may undergo investigation over claims that oil giant BP had sway over their operations.
Last month, BP announced that it will end its 26-year-long sponsorship of Tate.
Energy giant BP will cease its sponsorship of Tate in 2017.
If you’re an artist who’s complained about the oil industry and the way fossil fuel extraction is damaging the environment, you now have a chance to put your money where your mouth is.
On Sunday, masked men entered the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London, causing panic and a “stampede,” as the London Evening Standard reported.
Activist art collective Liberate Tate completed a 25-hour unsanctioned performance inside Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall on Sunday, urging the institution to drop its sponsorship deal with BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies.
In January, many were surprised to find that BP’s controversial sponsorship of Tate Britain represented a relatively small slice of its overall funding.
LONDON — It’s 10am on the last Saturday of January, and Tate Britain is predictably sleepy. The museum has just opened its doors for the day, and a modest coterie of visitors treads lightly to preserve the morning hush.