London’s National Gallery has announced it will also remove the disgraced family’s name from its halls.
The disgraced family’s name will remain on the museum’s benefactors’ board and its Great Court donor list.
If the deal is approved, the Sacklers would pay up to $6 billion and lose their cherished naming rights at institutions.
Photographer Nan Goldin, founder of advocacy group PAIN, called the temporary ban “appalling.”
The alleged surveillance of members of PAIN, the advocacy group founded by Nan Goldin, is detailed in Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong called for protections that would allow museums to get out of perpetuity contracts without facing lawsuits.
Private text messages published this weekend by The.Ink show how members of the Sackler family tried to use the museums that received their money as a way to clear their names.
Founded by artist Nan Goldin, the activist group P.A.I.N. criticized the potential settlement, which would protect the family’s personal wealth.
Warning of “toxic philanthropy,” activists gathered in the museum’s Sackler Courtyard, honoring the five people who die every day in the UK from opioid overdoses.
“We’re not going to stop until they personally face charges,” Nan Goldin, founder of PAIN Sackler, declared.
“We want the Sacklers to have their day in court,” said an activist from PAIN Sackler at the protest in Connecticut. “We want to see all the documents of when they decided to poison the population in this country.”
The family will provide a $3 billion payout over seven years. However, the settlement does not include a statement of wrongdoing.