News that the museum has not renewed contracts with oil giant British Petroleum is being hailed by climate advocates as a “massive victory.”
British Museum Workers Announce One-Week Strike
The action could disrupt public access to the museum as workers campaign for higher wages and better labor conditions.
British Museum Pledges “Net-Zero Carbon” Despite Big Oil Funding
It’s unclear whether the London institution will renew its contract with the oil and gas giant British Petroleum when it expires in 2023.
Activists Crash British Museum Opening to Protest Egypt’s Political Prisoners
The anti-fuel group Culture Unstained criticized the museum’s connections to British Petroleum and its silence on the imprisonment of Egyptian political critic Alaa Abd El-Fattah.
UK’s New PM Says No to Returning the Parthenon Marbles to Greece
But Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who says the UK is “cornered,” plans to insist on the marbles’ return during a visit this year.
New UK Law Allows Museums to Return Objects For “Moral” Reasons
The law will apply only in “rare cases,” one expert says, but nevertheless signals a shift from past legal restrictions.
The British Museum Takes the Feminism Out of Feminine Power
The realities of women’s lives are conspicuously absent from the British Museum’s Feminine Power, a show about the feminine.
Europe’s Extreme Heat Waves Bring Art to a Standstill
A floating art project can’t reach Documenta because the Weser River is too low and museums in the UK shutter galleries to keep workers and collections cool.
Protesters Urge British Museum to Return the Parthenon Marbles
In an action at the museum this weekend, participants made impassioned speeches calling for the return of the sculptures and sang “Happy Birthday” to the Acropolis Museum.
Greece and UK Agree to Formal Talks Over Parthenon Marbles
The UK has long refused to return the contested sculptures, which were stripped from the Parthenon in the 1800s.
Hundreds Storm British Museum to Protest Fossil Fuel Sponsorship
The daylong demonstration culminated in a mass action and occupation of the museum after hours.
Dripping in “Oil,” Activists Protest BP Sponsorship of Stonehenge Exhibition
The protesters also targeted the British government’s controversial plan to build a road near the Stonehenge site.