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Opioid Crisis

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Opioid Crisis

Nan Goldin brings Pain to Purdue Pharma bankruptcy hearings in New York

Demonstrators at the White Plains courthouse kept up the pressure to hold Sackler family accountable in opioid crisis, as a $10bn settlement hangs in the balance

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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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Law

‘Completely unacceptable’: Nan Goldin attacks proposed settlement in opioid crisis

Artist says the reported deal is a cynical attempt to avoid significant restitution

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Protests

Artist Nan Goldin and other activists arrested during opioid protest at New York governor’s office

Campaigners known for museum protests accuse Andrew Cuomo of not doing enough to halt drug deaths

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Sackler family

Musée du Louvre removes all mention of Sackler name from its galleries following protests

Activist group Pain says Paris museum has taped over or taken down plaques dedicated to the eponymous family whose pharmaceutical company is accused of fuelling the US opioid crisis

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Sackler family

The Met says it will stop accepting gifts from Sacklers associated with Purdue Pharma

The museum cites recent lawsuits tied to the US opioid crisis in its decision to decline future donations from the family

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Sponsorship

Guggenheim Museum says it 'does not plan to accept any gifts' from the Sackler family

The move follows similar decisions by London museums

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Sponsorship

South London Gallery returned funding to Sackler Trust last year

Plus, Nan Goldin's show at the National Portrait Gallery is expected to go ahead after the trust and London museum decided not to proceed with a £1m grant

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Sponsorship

Tate to stop accepting donations from the Sackler Trust

The move follows a mutual decision by the National Portrait Gallery and the Sackler Trust to not proceed with a £1m grant

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The Met is re-evaluating its gift acceptance policy in wake of Sackler lawsuits

Their family’s support “began decades before the opioid crisis” says president and CEO Daniel Weiss

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Funding

Will museums stop accepting Sackler money in wake of Massachusetts lawsuit?

Eight members of the family are being sued for helping to fuel the opioid epidemic through their pharmaceutical company

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Culture is compromised by donations from the Sackler family: we must not accept any more of their money

Anna Somers Cocks on the revelations published in the New Yorker magazine

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Funding

Business as usual for museums funded by Sackler opioid money?

Beneficiaries of the family’s largesse deflect or ignore questions about the donors’ role in the drugs epidemic sweeping the US