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British Museum

Climate activists urge British Museum to reject BP funding, as Arctic exhibition announced

Planned show seeks to raise awareness of climate change, but London museum dogged by controversy over partnership with oil and gas giant

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Troy: the show and the problem with BP sponsorship

We talk about the myth and reality of Troy presented in the British Museum's show and to an activist about ongoing protests relating to fossil-fuel companies' sponsorship of the arts. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Sponsorship

Protestors disrupt VIP preview of British Museum's Troy exhibition

Members of the climate activist group BP or not BP? blocked entry to the museum's show dressed as statues based on Greek mythology

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Museums

National Galleries of Scotland to no longer host BP Portrait Award

Museums officials say that the association with the oil company is at odds with a "responsibility to do all we can to address the climate emergency"

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Ethics

How ethical can museums afford to be? We ask five major UK art institutions about funding challenges

We find out how mounting public scrutiny of private money could affect the bottom line of London's National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery and the Tate

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British Museum

British Museum director endorses controversial sponsor BP as part of future vision

Oil company will support one exhibition at the museum next year, but not a show dedicated to the people of the Arctic

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Troy

British Museum to finally display treasures of Troy in major exhibition—after failing to buy them 150 years ago

The Trojan antiquities went to Berlin after the London museum rejected an offer to acquire them