Activists from the environmental action group Greenpeace demonstrate outside BP headquarters in London. The art world and cultural groups are turning their backs on sponsorship by oil companies such as BP. Photo: AFP

Protesters push arts institutions to drop oil company sponsors – British Museum among latest to feel heat over BP backing

  • Climate change activists have pushed British Museum and Louvre to stop taking oil money, as London’s Tate has done and Royal Shakespeare Company says it will do
  • Museum says temporary exhibitions like its BP-backed Troy: Myth and Reality show, which activists targeted, are expensive to mount and need such sponsors
Topic |   Art
Activists from the environmental action group Greenpeace demonstrate outside BP headquarters in London. The art world and cultural groups are turning their backs on sponsorship by oil companies such as BP. Photo: AFP
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