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Oil Spill: How Fossil Fuel Funding Corrupts British Cultural Institutions

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posted on 01.05.2021, 00:00 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?

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Advisor

Doane, Molly

Chair

Doane, Molly

Department

School of Art and Art History

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Masters

Degree name

MA, Master of Arts

Committee Member

Quinn, Therese Mensah, Lucy

Submitted date

May 2021

Thesis type

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Language

en

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