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BP ‘Oil Vikings’ invade British museum

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Issue 2403

The crowds at the British Museum were in for a surprise last month, as pillaging Vikings took over—adorned with BP logos.

BP sponsors the museum’s popular Vikings exhibition. It’s one of a number of BP sponsorship deals targeted for theatrical protests by the Reclaim Shakespeare Company. 

They accuse the oil giant of using arts sponsorship to counteract anger at its main activities—profiting from environmental destruction.

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