Activist group BP or not BP? interrupted the opening of Troy: Myth and Reality at the British Museum, dressed as “living statues,” including a character of their own invention, “Petroleus.”
President Xi Jinping, expressed his support of Greece’s request to win back the 2,500-year-old friezes after 30 years of British refusal.
This first edition of the 15th-century book Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam features the first accurate printed illustrations of Jerusalem and Venice, among other cities.
BP or not BP? launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a giant Trojan Horse for its largest protest yet, which will coincide with the museum’s Troy: Myth and Reality exhibition.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the exhibition’s generic name, in trying to be everything to everyone, it’s hard for Manga to satisfy anyone.
Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union Culture Group have expressed their solidarity with Ahdaf Soueif, who recently resigned from the board and cited the museum’s endorsement of the oil company BP, its silence on the restitution of cultural artifacts, and labor issues as reasons for her resignation.
What remains unspoken in the British Museum’s Love and Angst is the ways Munch’s dark emotions frequently came to target the women in his life.
In a public resignation letter, Egyptian-British novelist Ahdaf Soueif named the museum’s endorsement of the oil giant British Petroleum (BP) and its inaction on the issue of artifact restitution as some of the reasons for her resignation.
During the event, speakers called for the repatriation of objects acquired through colonialism and an end to sponsorship from the oil company BP.
The Asian Civilisations Museum’s latest exhibition is a toothless interrogation of Sir Stamford Raffles, one of Southeast Asia’s most notorious colonizers.
On February 16, for a protest organized by BP or not BP?, over 350 activists gathered to urge the British Museum to cut financial ties with British oil company BP.
Performance troupe BP or Not BP? organized a “Stolen Goods Tour” at the British Museum, where activists of Australian Aboriginal, Iraqi, Hawaiian, Māori, and Greek Cypriot heritage called for the repatriation of looted artifacts in the museum’s collection.