21 August 2016


Museums Association Ethics Committee Responds To Art Not Oil BP Sponsorship Report

The Museums Association Ethics Committee has responded to allegations published in a report (May 2016) by the Art Not Oil Coalition regarding the relationship between the oil giant BP and the cultural institutions it sponsors. Following a two-month-long investigation, the Museums Association has found that UK cultural institutions sponsored by BP are not in breach of its code of ethics. The ANO coalition […]

14 September 2015


Flash Mob Invades British Museum To Protest Against BP Sponsorship

A flash mob invaded the British Museum in London on Sunday to protest its sponsorship by oil and gas giant BP. The demonstrators carried banners reading “end oil” and “no new BP deal”. The group were dressed in black and carrying black umbrellas, the protesters sang and performed a dramatisation of an oil spill, before […]

28 January 2015


Tate Finally Discloses BP Sponsorship Figures

After Tate Gallery management was ordered by an Information Tribunal to give details of its BP sponsorship between 1990-2006, in a case brought by environmental campaigners, giving it 35 days to come forward with the information; this week marks a significant victory for activists campaigning for Tate to drop its controversial sponsorship deal with oil […]

24 December 2014


Tate Ordered To Reveal BP Sponsorship Figures After Ruling

After Tate gallery management appeared before an Information Tribunal to defend their right to withhold details of the galleries’ financial relationship with oil company and Tate sponsor BP; the institution has been ordered to give those very details of its BP sponsorship between 1990-2006, in a case brought by environmental campaigners. previously Richard Aydon, Tate’s […]

15 September 2014


Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry Exhibit For Maserati

‘Iconic’ British artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and Patrick Hughes have marked the opening of the new Maserati Marshall Motor Group showroom in Peterborough with an exhibition of exclusive art works. Invited guests were given the opportunity to see the exhibition of British masterpieces at a champagne reception at the brand new […]