Art Not Oil: Ending Oil Industry Sponsorship of the Arts
On Sunday April 3rd, Art Not Oil coalition member group BP or not BP? occupied the Great Court of the BP-sponsored British Museum with a 'disobedient exhibition'. Called 'A History of BP in 10 Objects', the exhibition featured artifacts submitted by frontline communities around the world who are fighting back against the impacts of BP's operations.
The group managed to hold the space all day, and hundreds of museum visitors and staff engaged with the exhibition, listened to talks and watched films about the objects. You can read a full report from the day here, and see the permanent online version of the exhibition - including photos, films and explanations of all the objects - at www.historyofbp.org