Oil Spill: How Fossil Fuel Funding Corrupts British Cultural Institutions
thesisposted on 2021-05-01, 00:00 authored by Raquelle E Banuelos
The Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery, which are three of the many institutions that continue to receive or are open to funding from BP despite calls from activist groups for decades to terminate these relationships. Ultimately, this thesis will seek to answer the following question: Why do renowned cultural institutions in Britain continue to accept oil company funding in a time of climate crisis, racial and social unrest, and calls for decolonizing museums from workers and activists across the world?
DepartmentSchool of Art and Art History
Degree GrantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Degree nameMA, Master of Arts
Committee MemberQuinn, Therese Mensah, Lucy
Submitted dateMay 2021