At 6.30pm last night, 30 artists, performers and activists arrived at the National Portrait Gallery to disrupt the announcement ceremony of the BP Portrait Award. While some of the group linked arms in doorways and chained themselves to gates to prevent party guests from entering the building, others handed out a fake BP Portrait … More Guests at BP Portrait Award forced to climb over wall to enter, thanks to artistic blockade
Unofficial tour guides and hundreds of attendees descended on the British Museum yesterday, urging it to repatriate objects acquired through colonialism and end its long-standing partnership with the oil giant BP. Museum galleries were packed with people listening to rebel museum talks, and some routes through the museum were temporarily closed by security in response … More Hundreds join Indigenous-led tour of British Museum, for repatriation and against BP
The Indigenous Australian campaigner Rodney Kelly is coming back to the UK – and we’ll be joining him once again in the British Museum to call for the return of his ancestral shield and an end to BP sponsorship. Back in December, Rodney was joined by speakers from other communities with stolen artefacts in the … More The British Museum Stolen Goods Tour Returns on May 4th!