Sackler Family Donations Raise Ethical Questions Over Museum Endowments

December 6th, 2017

As reports of the Sackler family, whose fortune is tied tightly to the sale of OxyContin, donations to various art museums and institutions, the New York Times asks if it might be necessary for museums to vet their donation funds. “We regularly assess our funding activities to ensure best practice,” says Zoë Franklin, a spokeswoman for the Victoria and Albert Museum. “The Sackler family continue to be an important and valuable donor to the V & A and we are grateful for their ongoing support.”

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