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Shell ends National Gallery partnership

BP or not BP? at the launch of the Gallery’s Shell-sponsored Rembrandt exhibition – photo by Kristian Buus

[Photo: BP or not BP? at the launch of the Gallery’s Shell-sponsored Rembrandt exhibition; (copyright: Kristian Buus)]

From our friends at Culture Unstained...

SHELL ENDS NATIONAL GALLERY PARTNERSHIP IN BID TO BOOST INFLUENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

October 20, 2018
- National Gallery confirms that controversial partnership with oil giant Shell is over
- Gallery joins list of major Dutch Museums whose Shell sponsorship deals have recently ended
- Pressure mounts on Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum where a new Shell-sponsored exhibition is due to open this week
- News comes as IPCC launches “game changing” report emphasising urgency of phasing out fossil fuels

Just weeks after Shell was dropped as a sponsor by three major Dutch museums, it has emerged that the oil giant’s long-standing partnership with the National Gallery in London has also come to an end. Over the years, activists have challenged the controversial partnership with musical protests, theatrical interventions and an audacious banner-drop from the Gallery’s iconic portico.

Read more here:
https://cultureunstained.org/2018/10/20/shellendsngpartnership/

See also:
https://hyperallergic.com/466626/after-years-of-protests-shell-ends-corp...
and
https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/national-gallery-ends-corporate-...