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By: Art Not Oil
Date: 31/07/2015 - 1:12pm
Holmes and Watson look for BP, the world's biggest corporate criminal, in the British Museum. Photo by Kristian Buus

The Museums Association has been consulting to revise its Code of Ethics, and the new draft code is currently open for consultation until 7 August. The Art Not Oil coalition has been engaging with some museums on the specific issue of whether they should be taking money from oil companies. This briefing provides an overview of aspects of the draft Code that are relevant to this question, and suggests some ways in which the Code could be strengthened. It is intended to help anyone who would like to see museums take a stronger ethical line on sponsorship and climate change engage with the consultation process.

By: Art Not Oil
Date: 19/05/2015 - 12:25pm

On 2nd May 2015, New York-based singing activists Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir joined forces with UK-based oil sponsorship campaigners BP or not BP? to recreate the BP Deepwater Horizon spill inside the British Museum.

By: Art Not Oil
Date: 19/05/2015 - 12:14pm
Protest at BP-sponsored Indigenous Australia exhibition

On 21st April the official media launch of the British Museum’s new BP-sponsored exhibition, “Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation”, was interrupted by an unexpected theatrical protest.

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