BP extends culture sponsorship at four UK institutions

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Dan Duray:

The UK oil giant BP announced today that it will invest £7.5m in new sponsorship deals with four major British cultural institutions, continuing its long-standing relationships with the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Shakespeare Company for another five years. “BP has supported the British Museum for the past 20 years which has enabled the Museum to host magnificent exhibitions and events with a great public benefit,” the British Museum’s director Hartwig Fischer says in a statement… Read more

Image: Fifteen different groups organised a day-long “protest festival” against BP’s sponsorship at the British Museum in September 2015. Photo: Anna Branthwaite

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