Art Not Oil Issues Statement on BP Sponsorship of British Institutions

August 11th, 2016

Hyperallergic has published a statement in full from the British activist group Art Not Oil, following the announcement of new BP sponsorship deals with the British Museum, the Royal Opera House, the National Portrait Gallery.  “We’ve seen public opinion turning against oil sponsorship, with Londoners now opposing BP’s sponsorship of the British Museum by a wide margin,” the group writes.  “Two-thirds of the museum’s own staff want the BP relationship to end. By signing up to another five years of BP branding, the managers of these institutions are acting against the interests – and, we believe in most cases, the wishes – of their visitors and staff.”

Read the letter in full at Hyperallergic