British Museum signs £50m funding deal with BP

The British Museum has struck a £50m deal with energy giant BP to help fund a major renovation programme.

image for illustration: Seán O’Reilly

BBC News writes:

The 10-year agreement was announced alongside plans to upgrade a third of the museum’s galleries and ‘phase out’ its reliance on fossil fuels. The relationship with BP dates back to 1996 and climate campaigners have long criticised the decision to to take money from an oil and gas firm….

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