But a museum in Harvard is still named after a member of the disgraced family, notorious for its role in the opioid crisis.
After Years of Activism, Sackler Name Will Be Removed From Met Museum
Seven exhibition spaces carried the name in the museum, including the iconic Temple of Dendur room.
New Documents in Purdue Case May Pressure Institutions to Rename Sackler-funded Spaces
“Interoffice documents paint a dark picture of profit for the family at the expense of human life,” the artist-activist group P.A.I.N. told Hyperallergic.
NYU to Remove Sackler Name Following Pressure From Students and Artist-led Group, P.A.I.N.
The decision comes the day after a settlement between Purdue Pharma and the Justice Department, in which members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties, less than 2% of their estimated net worth.
Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Settlement in Thousands of Opioid Cases
The family will provide a $3 billion payout over seven years. However, the settlement does not include a statement of wrongdoing.
Pharma Protests Reach Paris, as Sackler PAIN Demands Louvre “Take Down the Sackler Name”
The activists unfurled large banners and staged a die-in in front of the museum’s iconic pyramid demanding it removes the Sackler’s name from one of its wings.