Sackler family

London's Victoria and Albert museum announces it will 'no longer carry the Sackler name'

Institution cuts ties with the family behind the highly addictive drug Oxycontin

Laura Poitras’s Nan Goldin documentary powerfully balances biography with anti-Sackler activism

In All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, currently showing in Toronto, the Sacklers become a personification of the oppressive social order that cost many of Goldin’s peers their lives

Documentary on Nan Goldin’s campaign against the Sacklers wins the Golden Lion in Venice

Laura Poitras’s All the Beauty and the Bloodshed presents artist's efforts to bring some family members to justice following her own recovery from opioid addiction

Laura Poitras documentary on Nan Goldin’s campaign against the Sacklers to show at New York Film Festival

The film, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”, chronicles Goldin’s life, career and activism around the opioid crisis

Dulwich Picture Gallery latest to drop Sackler name

The London gallery has quietly stopped describing its head, Jennifer Scott, as 'the Sackler Director'

London's National Gallery drops disgraced Sackler family name from its walls—will the V&A follow suit?

Victoria and Albert Museum is last major UK institution to retain the donors' name on its building, despite settlement agreement allowing its removal

Tainted gifts: as British Museum and the Met disavow the Sackler name, museums rethink donation deals

Institutions are increasingly including “morals clauses” in gift agreements to protect themselves if donors fall from grace

Sackler name will be removed from British Museum galleries, rooms and endowments

The removals are the result of a mutual agreement between the museum and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation

New $6bn Sackler settlement would let museums remove family’s name from galleries and buildings without consequence

The settlement, if approved, would also place limits on any statements made by museums as they remove the Sackler name

Tate's U-turn on Sacklers

The museum will remove the opioid sellers’ name from multiple locations

London's Serpentine Galleries finally removes Sackler name from building, replacing it with North

Institution rebranded to Serpentine North last spring, but the controversial family name remained above the gallery entrance

Richard Serra, Kara Walker and other artists urged the Met to remove Sackler name

In an open letter started by Nan Goldin, world-renowned artists denounced the museum’s ties to the Sacklers due to the family’s role in the opioid crisis

Metropolitan Museum drops Sackler name from its galleries

The announcement comes as museums worldwide sever ties with members of the Sackler family over their role in the opioid crisis

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

Lawnews

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

Lawnews

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

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

Lawnews

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