Oil giant BP's sponsorship of the British Museum has ended after 27 years, and campaigners with the Culture Unstained group hailed new disclosures as a “massive victory”, after years of noisy environmental protests in the museum’s Great Court. Until recently, BP was one of the UK’s leading arts sponsors, but almost all its funding partnerships have ended. Last November, museum chair George Osborne, announced a “complete reimagination” of the museum and said he wanted it to become a net zero institution. The British-Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif, who resigned as a trustee of the museum in 2019, said: “It is important that institutions like the British Museum do not give Big Oil the opportunity to look like a force for good in society; denying them this platform is important.” BP did not respond to a request for comment.

Read Full Story