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!
A spoof BP advert made by BP or not BP? to promote the mass performance, which has been viewed more than 120,000 times on social media More than 300 people took over the British Museum on Saturday to create a giant 200-metre “living artwork” that circled the entire Great Court, in protest at BP sponsorship. … More We create a 200 metre living artwork in the biggest-ever protest against the British Museum
****SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2019, 2PM, BRITISH MUSEUM**** A blockbuster exhibition with stolen ancient Iraqi objects on display – sponsored by the oil giant BP? We won’t let the British Museum clean up the image of this war-profiteering, climate-crashing company, while glossing over its own problematic past! 16 years after massive protests took place around the … More NO WAR, NO WARMING: join our mass takeover of the British Museum!
BP or not BP activists protested at the first day of the annual Portrait Awards in Edinburgh today, demanding an end to BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition and the arts. The group from BP or not BP Scotland, occupied the main chamber of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery singing ‘climate carols’ highlighting BP’s role in … More BP or not BP Scotland challenge the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Saturday December 8th saw extraordinary scenes in the British Museum, as around 200 people gathered for an unofficial “Stolen Goods” tour, held without permission within the museum from 2pm to 4.30pm. Participants packed out museum galleries to hear a series of speakers challenge the museum to return stolen culture from Indigenous Australia, Iraq, the Pacific … More Hundreds join unofficial tour to challenge British Museum stolen items and BP sponsorship
December 8th 2018, 2pm, British Museum A completely unofficial tour of the British Museum with Indigenous Australian campaigner Rodney Kelly and other speakers (tbc). Next Saturday, December 8th, at 2pm, join Rodney Kelly and other speakers for an unofficial tour of the British Museum’s stolen goods and its controversial oil sponsor. The museum is coming … More Join the unofficial British Museum “Stolen Goods” tour on December 8th!
BP or not BP? stands in solidarity with the #Stansted15 Fifteen people are on week 8 of a trial in Chelmsford for using non-violent direct action to stop a charter deportation flight. They are a group of activists from End Deportations, Plane Stupid and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants who prevented a secretive flight … More We support the #Stansted15
Yesterday morning, a group of performers set up a fake BP “welcoming committee” and Iraqi civilian protest in front of the I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria exhibition at the British Museum. The performance was timed to coincide with a private exhibition viewing by journalists and VIPs, and the performers stayed … More Fake BP staff and Iraqi protesters greet press at BP-sponsored exhibition