Sponsorship

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?

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

Museum top brass are losing the oil money plot

Decision by London's British Museum and Science Museum to continue accepting sponsorship from fossil fuel companies risks alienating the public they serve

Fossil-fuel giant Shell ends its support of London's Southbank Centre

Decision comes amidst pressure from activist groups for UK museums to end their oil sponsorship deals

Climate activists take over British Museum in all-night protest against BP sponsorship

Organisers of the three-day action, the group BP or not BP?, called it the "largest protest in the history of the museum"

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How serious are the dangers of market sponsorship of museum exhibitions?

Involvement from galleries and auction houses is on the rise as public institutions face dwindling government funds and increased scrutiny over toxic philanthropy

Climate activists urge British Museum to reject BP funding, as Arctic exhibition announced

Planned show seeks to raise awareness of climate change, but London museum dogged by controversy over partnership with oil and gas giant

Protestors disrupt VIP preview of British Museum's Troy exhibition

Members of the climate activist group BP or not BP? blocked entry to the museum's show dressed as statues based on Greek mythology

National Galleries of Scotland to no longer host BP Portrait Award

Museums officials say that the association with the oil company is at odds with a "responsibility to do all we can to address the climate emergency"

After backlash over homophobic sponsor, former BP chief steps in to fund Turner Prize

John Browne is among four new supporters of the award that launches in Margate

Museum ethics. Plus, the Chicago Architecture Biennial

We discuss the increased scrutiny museums face over their sponsorship policies and the architectural heritage of Chicago

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. , with guest speakers Jane Morris and Martin Bailey. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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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

V&A director Tristram Hunt defends sponsorship from fossil fuel companies

The former Labour MP sides with Science Museum group's director Ian Blatchford in saying companies such as BP can 'be part of the solution' to climate change

Museums cannot ignore artists’ values

Artists are increasingly concerned about the ethical principles of the museums and galleries in which they show their work