Sackler family

Activists including the artist Nan Goldin protest bankruptcy settlement shielding the Sackler family from prosecution

Demonstrators plant cardboard tombstones outside a New York courthouse to call attention to Purdue Pharma’s role in deaths from the opioid painkiller Oxycontin

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Sackler family: three takeaways from a new book about the dynasty’s rise and fall

The publication claims Nan Goldin may have been tailed by investigators and reveals how the Met lost out to the Smithsonian thanks to a lack of flattery from its director

Serpentine drops Sackler name following ‘rebranding’

The London space formerly named after the now-disgraced family has been rechristened the Serpentine North Gallery

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Sackler family to pay $225m in civil settlement with US government

The deal with the Department of Justice, which also includes guilty pleas and a $8bn fine against Purdue Pharma, does not prevent future claims against family members or company executives

Nan Goldin: We must stop the Sacklers’ imminent Justice Department immunity deal

The family behind Purdue Pharma is poised to buy their way out of liability once again

Nan Goldin and Pain are helping opioid crisis victims file claims against Sackler-owned Purdue Pharma

The artist says the coronavirus health crisis “has made life even more difficult" for drug users and recovering addicts

Citing opioid crisis, Tufts University strips Sackler name from its buildings and programmes

Institution declares that the name “runs counter to the school’s mission”

Nan Goldin brings Pain to Purdue Pharma bankruptcy hearings in New York

Demonstrators at the White Plains courthouse kept up the pressure to hold Sackler family accountable in opioid crisis, as a $10bn settlement hangs in the balance

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Sackler family agrees to give up 'entire value' of Purdue Pharma in bid to settle opioid cases

But state attorneys general predict an imminent bankruptcy filing as settlement talks break down

Ethicsnews

How ethical can museums afford to be? We ask five major UK art institutions about funding challenges

We find out how mounting public scrutiny of private money could affect the bottom line of London's National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery and the Tate

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‘Completely unacceptable’: Nan Goldin attacks proposed settlement in opioid crisis

Artist says the reported deal is a cynical attempt to avoid significant restitution

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Sacklers in talks over multibillion-dollar settlement of opioid crisis lawsuits

Proposed settlement calls for family's company Purdue Pharma to file for bankruptcy and become a public trust distributing profits

Musée du Louvre removes all mention of Sackler name from its galleries following protests

Activist group Pain says Paris museum has taped over or taken down plaques dedicated to the eponymous family whose pharmaceutical company is accused of fuelling the US opioid crisis

V&A to mount major Iran exhibition in face of US sanctions

Museum’s director Tristram Hunt says securing loans and sponsorship is “more of a challenge” as tension grows between Trump and Tehran

Nan Goldin’s activist group storms the Musée du Louvre

Pain protestors demand that museum officials rename 12 rooms named after the Sackler family

Gareth Harris. with additional reporting by Stéphane Renault

The Met says it will stop accepting gifts from Sacklers associated with Purdue Pharma

The museum cites recent lawsuits tied to the US opioid crisis in its decision to decline future donations from the family

‘Like being married to a serial killer’: Hito Steyerl denounces Sackler sponsorship of museums

German artist urges art world to rally against cultural funding from embattled family at opening of her show at Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Sackler Trust charity in UK suspends all new gifts

The move is a “face-saving” measure says US photographer and activist Nan Goldin

South London Gallery returned funding to Sackler Trust last year

Plus, Nan Goldin's show at the National Portrait Gallery is expected to go ahead after the trust and London museum decided not to proceed with a £1m grant

Tate to stop accepting donations from the Sackler Trust

The move follows a mutual decision by the National Portrait Gallery and the Sackler Trust to not proceed with a £1m grant

London's National Portrait Gallery and Sackler Trust to 'not proceed' with £1m grant

Mutual decision comes amid controversy over trust's connection to Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, a prescription painkiller linked to the opioid crisis

Museums in the changing world order: a question of ethics

In the first part of a new series, Adrian Ellis looks at the increased public scrutiny of museum boards in the social media age

Nan Goldin’s anti-opioid activist group storms New York museums

Pain held demonstrations at the Guggenheim and the Met over the weekend

The Met is re-evaluating its gift acceptance policy in wake of Sackler lawsuits

Their family’s support “began decades before the opioid crisis” says president and CEO Daniel Weiss

2018: the year in review

Our London and New York teams ponder 2018's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

2018 in museums: big ethics questions dominate the field

Museums are facing greater scrutiny over sponsorship and the artists they choose to display

Sackler family—major cultural patrons—amassed $31.2m in offshore HSBC bank accounts, investigation finds

Mortimer Sackler opened a handful of accounts in Switzerland one month before federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma in 2005

Andrea Fraser aims to hold US museum boards to account

The artist has compiled an exhaustive analysis of the political affiliations of trustees

Will museums stop accepting Sackler money in wake of Massachusetts lawsuit?

Eight members of the family are being sued for helping to fuel the opioid epidemic through their pharmaceutical company

Nan Goldin supports opioid treatment bill worth $100bn

The photographer calls on Elizabeth Sackler to support proposed law amid family members’ denials of responsibility for health crisis

Nan Goldin leads anti-opioid protest at the Met's Sackler Wing

In their first direct action, the artist and her activist group PAIN tossed prescription pill bottles labelled OxyContin into the moat surrounding the Temple of Dendur and staged a die-in

Artists back Nan Goldin’s call to hold Sackler family to account over US opioid crisis

"Maybe the Sacklers don’t care, but we should give them the chance to discuss solutions, and if they rebuff, then f*** them"—Jeremy Deller

Online petition demands Sacklers and Purdue Pharma pay for rehab centres and Narcan dispensers

The activist group founded by the artist Nan Goldin, who revealed her struggles with opioid addiction, says it intends to pressure museums to refuse the philanthropic family’s money

Business as usual for museums funded by Sackler opioid money?

Beneficiaries of the family’s largesse deflect or ignore questions about the donors’ role in the drugs epidemic sweeping the US

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Christie's Sackler maiolica sale off—for now

Collector’s widow overturns court decision

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