A damning new film, released on the day of British Museum Trustees’ meeting, exposes how BP has used its sponsorship deal to cement relationships with repressive rulers
National Portrait Gallery spent £22k to keep end of BP sponsorship under wraps
As the British Museum refuses to comment on the status of its partnership with BP - even after its contract has apparently ended - Culture Unstained has published new documents revealing how the National Portrait Gallery spent £22k to keep the end of its sponsorship deal under wraps.
Royal Opera House and BP end 33-year partnership
After 33 years, Royal Opera House confirms that is is ‘not in receipt of BP money’ Campaigners celebrate ‘seismic shift’ as leading arts organisations shun polluter BP British Museum yet to announce whether it will renew BP sponsorship with current deal ending in February For interviews and comment, please email email@example.com The Royal Opera House … Continue reading Royal Opera House and BP end 33-year partnership
Will the British Museum finally break it off with BP?
Is the British Museum finally going to break it off with oil and gas giant BP? With just over two months left to run on the current sponsorship deal, Museum Chair George Osborne told Trustees last month: “our goal is to be a net zero carbon museum – no longer a destination for climate protest but instead an example of climate solution.”
BP has ‘hands full with gas’ in Egypt and ‘won’t be vehicle’ for transition, concludes UK Ambassador in email
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
Leading figures urge British Museum to back human rights ahead of BP-sponsored Egypt exhibition
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”
Artists and visitors shun Science Museum event over ‘indefensible’ coal sponsor
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’ Open Letter: Drop BP
British Museum members are speaking out to say that the museum's controversial deal with oil and gas giant BP must not be renewed
Teachers to boycott new Adani-sponsored Science Museum gallery
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
Science Museum cancels event as speakers withdraw over fossil fuel sponsorship
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