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Sackler Trust

‘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

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Sackler sponsorship: take it or leave it? Plus, museum visitor figures

We examine the growing unease among British museums about accepting money from Sackler family members linked to the sale of the opioid OxyContin, and look at 2018's most visited shows and museums with Met director Max Hollein. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Jewish Museum Berlin says it would no longer accept Sackler family donations

But the Sackler Staircase in the museum will keep its name

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Why is the British Museum still accepting tobacco sponsorship?

London institution has acquired 600 objects thanks to funding from Japan Tobacco International, makers of Benson & Hedges, Winston, Camel and Silk Cut

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Guggenheim Museum says it 'does not plan to accept any gifts' from the Sackler family

The move follows similar decisions by London museums

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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

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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

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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

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Museums & Heritage

Jerwood Gallery in Hastings to lose British art collection by November

Almost 300 Modern and contemporary works will be withdrawn amid funding dispute with the Jerwood Foundation

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Protest

Demonstrators take over British Museum in biggest-ever protest against oil sponsorships

Event, organised by grassroots climate justice group BP or not BP?, highlighted relationship between oil companies and war in Iraq

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Museums

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

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Imperial War Museum London receives 'generous' donation from Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich

The money will go towards new Holocaust Galleries due to open 2021

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Art Dubai 2018

BMW gives long-term boost to Art Dubai

The automobile giant signed a three-year partnership with the fair

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BAE Systems pulls sponsorship of Great Exhibition of the North after protests

The defence giant withdrew after Art not Arms petition condemned company’s sales to Saudi Arabia

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Exhibitions

Revealed: the profits of staging a touring exhibition

Usually highly secret financial data on Burrell Collection's travelling show disclosed for forthcoming Glasgow City Council meeting