Documents released by UK Foreign Office under FOI shine spotlight on BP’s major focus on fossil gas in Egypt Email from British Ambassador reports that BP said it had its ‘hands full with gas’ and was ‘low key’ on green energy in the country Despite human rights situation, BP CEO Bernard Looney met with President … Continue reading BP has ‘hands full with gas’ in Egypt and ‘won’t be vehicle’ for transition, concludes UK Ambassador in email
Ahead of new BP-sponsored Egypt exhibition, British Museum Director is urged not to “celebrate Egypt’s cultural past while ignoring the human rights situation in the present”
Over 1000 tickets booked for the Science Museum's "India Lates” event on 31 August went unused, as protesters called for the cancellation of the Museum’s new sponsorship deal with Indian coal-producing conglomerate Adani. Inside the event question Museum Director Ian Blatchford was confronted about the deal.
British Museum members are speaking out to say that the museum's controversial deal with oil and gas giant BP must not be renewed
Letter signed by over 400 teachers and educators so far criticises museum for taking fossil fuel sponsorship. Signatories pledge ‘If your proposed Energy Revolution gallery is sponsored by [coal giant] Adani, then we will not be bringing our students to it.’ Internal documents reveal the target audience of the new gallery is ‘key stage 3 and 4 students’ and ‘young people aged 11-18’. More teachers and educators invited to sign
The Science Museum has been forced into cancelling a prominent panel discussion at the last minute after speakers withdrew from the event in protest at the museum’s highly controversial stance on fossil fuel sponsorship. ‘The Doors of Perception: Exploring Psychedelic Therapy’ was set to take place tonight in the Museum’s ‘Ronson Theatre’ and featured a … Continue reading Science Museum cancels event as speakers withdraw over fossil fuel sponsorship
The submission, signed by climate and museum experts and representatives of museum staff, shines a spotlight on clash between museum policies and a potential future BP deal. The museum is under mounting pressure after the National Portrait Gallery and Scottish Ballet cut ties to the oil firm in February.
After coming under criticism in recent years over its prominent partnerships first with Shell and then BP, this year’s New Scientist Live festival - which takes place in Manchester this weekend - will have no fossil fuel companies as sponsors or exhibitors. This is understood to signal a shift in policy, after BP was also … Continue reading New Scientist Live ends BP partnership and fossil fuel ties
Last week, Channel 4 News broke the story of our latest investigation on the British Museum's "Chairman's Advisory Group" (CAG), an almost entirely unaccountable group of 30 global corporate leaders including heads of fossil fuel, arms and mining companies and investment banks - as well as the museum's oil sponsor BP - that are personally … Continue reading Will the British Museum come clean about its Chair’s shady Advisory Group?
Gallery announces end of 30-year partnership after pressure from leading artists, campaigners and public, joining leading cultural institutions in ‘unstoppable rejection’ of fossil fuel funding. British Museum now in the spotlight over Director’s plans to renew BP sponsorship.