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
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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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Kowloon Walled City is depicted in stunning fashion by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot in photos including “Children playing on Walled City rooftop (1989)”, above, by Girard. Photo: courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Stunning photos of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City show life inside the crowded, lawless enclave before it was razed 25 years ago

  • Before Kowloon Walled City was demolished in 1994, its 300 interconnected buildings were home to 50,000 people
  • Infamous for drugs and prostitution, it was also home to factories, shops, restaurants and everything a city needed
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Kowloon Walled City is depicted in stunning fashion by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot in photos including “Children playing on Walled City rooftop (1989)”, above, by Girard. Photo: courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery
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