Flashmob protests against BP’s British Museum sponsorship

Protests against BP have taken place at the British Museum in London. Several groups organized a flashmob event in the museum’s Great Court in which umbrella-wielding protesters spelt out the word ‘No’ and sang songs.

The Great Court at the British Museum.

The Great Court at the British Museum. Image by Craig Wyzik / CC BY 2.0

The activists, who included Hollywood actor Ezra Miller, claim that oil giant BP’s sponsorship of several London museums, including the British Museum, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery is part of an attempt to ‘artwash’ an image tarnished by events including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The museum is open as usual.

Read more: theguardian.com 

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