Corporate sponsorship

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Don’t strip the Sackler name from museums. It’s a visceral reminder of human greed
New York’s Metropolitan Museum has cut public ties with the Purdue Pharma opioid-crisis family. But its name is now as thought-provoking as much of the world’s art

Arwa Mahdawi

15, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Dozens of academics shun Science Museum over fossil fuel ties
Pressure mounts over museum’s sponsorship deals as open letter expresses ‘deep concern’

Matthew Taylor

19, Nov, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Winter Olympics top sponsors ‘silent’ over China’s human rights record
Human Rights Watch says it only received one reply after writing to 13 companies involved in Beijing Games

Rupert Neate

12, Nov, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Pay us a fair share for all the ‘likes’ we earn, demand influencers
A former model has launched a website to help online creatives compare deals with brands to prevent exploitation

Edward Helmore

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Extinction Rebellion activists glued to Science Museum site in Shell protest
Demonstrators attach themselves to railings in reaction to museum taking funding from oil firm for Our Future Planet show

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

29, Aug, 2021 @7:09 PM

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Tobacco giant bets £1bn on influencers to boost 'more lung-friendly' sales
As smoking falls out of fashion, BAT is pinning its hopes on younger users of e-cigarettes and nicotine pouches

Rob Davies and Matthew Chapman

20, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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From no deal to New Deal: how Boris Johnson could follow FDR and save the arts
In the grip of the Great Depression, America bankrolled 10,000 artists – and reaped the rewards. As Britain’s arts face oblivion, will Boris Johnson’s £1.57bn rescue package match up to Roosevelt’s New Deal?

Stuart Jeffries

06, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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British Museum staff join outcry against BP sponsorship
Members of PCS union say institution must cut ties with oil company amid climate crisis

Matthew Taylor

10, Feb, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Caught in the crush: are our galleries now hopelessly overcrowded?
Can you really appreciate art when you have to crane your neck, dodge elbows and wait for selfie-takers to move on? Irate gallery-goers in London and beyond tell us why they’re giving up

Sirin Kale

02, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Amazon's music festival prizes commerce over culture – it must be resisted
Amazon has announced a Las Vegas music festival called Intersect. Like so many other branded events today, it exists only to exploit artists and audiences

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Oct, 2019 @12:59 PM

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To BP or not BP … Would Shakespeare have taken oil company money?
The RSC has finally turned its back on BP funding after actor Mark Rylance said it is what the Bard would have wanted. But as Simon Callow points out – the playwright was hardly a model of corporate social responsibility

Andrew Dickson

08, Oct, 2019 @4:30 PM

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The ecology student who pushed the RSC to cut ties with oil giant
Ella Mann pleaded with the Royal Shakespeare Company to end its BP sponsorship deal. Days later it did. But, she warns: ‘The fight is not over’

Nazia Parveen

05, Oct, 2019 @12:05 PM

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