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UBS and Art Basel mark 30th anniversary of their collaboration

As the milestone is celebrated with a joint commission, protestors attack UBS’s record on fossil-fuel investment

Tate director Maria Balshaw criticises British Museum’s sponsorship deal with BP

In an interview in the Observer newspaper, Balshaw also discussed the controversy around Tate Britain's Hogarth show, which one art critic described as "wokeish drivel"

How radical transparency saved a US museum

Kate Casprowiak Scher, the Bellevue Arts Museum’s new permanent director, explains that candour about the institution’s finances helped bring the kunsthalle in suburban Seattle back from the brink

British Museum's long-awaited masterplan includes record £50m BP deal

The controversial ten-year agreement with the oil and gas company will contribute towards the institution's ambitious refurbishment plans

Frieze to sponsor next British pavilion at Venice Biennale

This is first time an art fair has funded a national exhibition at the Biennale

Science Museum in London criticised for promoting oil giant backer

The institution held a “Meet the Funder” event shortly after Equinor got approval to develop the Rosebank field

Law firm sponsor for National Portrait Gallery prize sparks controversy

Herbert Smith Freehills, which runs an "oil and gas" division, replaces BP

Fashion brand Stone Island to offer bursaries for emerging galleries at Frieze

Exhibitors in the Focus section of the art fairs can receive up to 30% off stand costs through the new partnership

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UBS completes takeover of Credit Suisse—but what will happen to the bank's art world sponsorships?

Credit Suisse’s current benefactors include Kunsthaus Zurich, Kunstmuseum Basel and the National Gallery in London

The British Museum and BP's sponsorship deal will end after 27 years

The museum has been under pressure for more than a decade to break off its affiliation with the oil and gas corporation

Art market wobble: what happens if banks go bust?

Plus, hip hop in Baltimore and Juan de Pareja, the artist enslaved by Velázquez

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Credit Suisse’s art partnerships up in the air after emergency UBS takeover

With a major art collection and multiple museum sponsorship deals, the collapse of the defunct Swiss bank is likely to have ramifications for the art world

Protestors at British Museum demand release of writer imprisoned in Egypt

Plight of British-Egyptian Alaa Abd El-Fattah, currently on hunger strike, is focal point of protest as hieroglyphs exhibition opens

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

Pressure on British Museum to ditch BP mounts following UK's record summer heatwave

Temperatures might now be cooling, but tensions around the London institution’s ties to the oil giant are reaching boiling point

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

National Portrait Gallery in London ends BP sponsorship after 30 years

Spokeswoman for the oil company says it is looking at new ways to best use its resources in order to become net-zero by 2050

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

Climate scientist stands down as adviser to London's Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsorship

Chris Rapley, a professor of climate science at University College London, disagrees with the museum's "ongoing willingness to accept oil and gas company sponsorship"

What happens when Instagram sponsors a mega museum?

Instagram is sponsoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Gala for the first time this year. Could this be a marriage made in heaven?

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Should the Science Museum stop taking money from oil companies?

Plus, Michael Landy's exhibition at Firstsite and artist Shahzia Sikander on a manuscript miniature

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Anti-Shell sleepover protest at London's Science Museum ends with police threatening to arrest demonstrators

Youth climate activists claim that the "museum would rather have kids arrested than drop their polluting sponsors"

After staunch criticism, Science Museum defends oil company Shell’s sponsorship of its climate exhibition

Director Ian Blatchford says that the Science Museum Group "retains editorial control" over London show

‘Things have to change’: third speaker pulls out of Science Museum Group climate talk in protest against oil sponsorship

Broadcaster Robin Ince joins George Monbiot and Mark Lynas in withdrawing from the Climate Talks event over the UK institution's funding from oil companies BP and Equinor

Louvre launches flurry of brand partnerships and ‘e-boutique’ in bid to make up Covid deficit

Deprived of visitors, the world’s most popular museum is striking deals with brands such as Uniqlo to reach international audiences online

Fill your boots: Dr. Martens gives £60,000 for new video commissions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London

Grants will be given to artists to create moving image works to premiere at the ICA's Image Behaviour 2021 forum

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Museums will need ethical funders all the more after the coronavirus crisis

As institutions reopen their doors to a world that has changed significantly, public scrutiny of private money is not going away

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Artist Gary Hume says National Portrait Gallery should 'bite the bullet' and cut ties with oil giant BP

Fuel company's decision to withdraw from the BP Portrait Award judging panel was a missed opportunity to end sponsorship relationship, artist believes