The disgraced family’s name will remain on the museum’s benefactors’ board and its Great Court donor list.
UK’s National Portrait Gallery Ends BP Sponsorship as British Museum Faces Pressure
The institution’s announcement follows a protest at the British Museum this weekend over oil giant BP’s sponsorship of its Stonehenge exhibition.
Prehistoric Drum Found in Child’s Grave Dubbed “Most Important” Finding in a Century
But the discovery was drowned out by the drumbeat of protest against the British Museum following new revelations about its ties to a fossil fuel company.
An App Gives You the Truth Behind 10 Looted Objects in the British Museum
Users can view pictures of objects set against backdrops illustrating, for instance, the sacred rites that they once presided over, but also violent occupations and sieges that unrooted them from their communities.
The Parthenon Sculptures Should be Repatriated Immediately
The principle that one misdeed deserves to be redressed before another, because it stems from a situation of greater violence, is wrong.
Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece is Up to British Museum, UK Official Says
In a meeting in London, the Greek Prime Minister reiterated an offer to loan other artworks to the British institution in exchange for the priceless marbles.
Why the Elgin Marbles Should Not be Returned to Greece … Yet
To do so before they have returned the Maqdala treasures and the Benin Bronzes and the Easter Island statues and the Maori heads, before a coherent set of precepts for decolonization has been articulated, would affirm the wrong principle.
Curator Discovers What May Be the World’s Earliest Depiction of a Ghost
“Everybody in Mesopotamia, as far as I understand it, believed in ghosts,” said Irving Finkel, a curator of the British Museum’s Middle Eastern department.
Art Dealer Used Offshore Accounts to Trade Looted Antiquities, Pandora Papers Say
Cambodian artifacts traded by dealer Douglas Latchford, accused of trafficking in looted art, are on view at the Met and the British Museum.
Nigerian Artists Offer to Swap Work for British Museum’s Benin Bronzes
“We never stopped making the bronzes even after those ones were stolen,” said a founding member of the Ahiamwen Guild. “I think we make them even better now.”
British Museum to Restore Ancient Vessels Shattered in Beirut Explosion
The damaged Roman and Islamic vessels were on display in the Archaeological Museum at the American University of Beirut during the explosion.
Over 100 Unpublished Hokusai Drawings Resurface in New Exhibition
Created nearly 200 years ago for the artist’s unpublished The Great Picture Book of Everything, the works will go on view at the British Museum.