The British Museum to Drop the Sackler Name

Saturday, March 26, 2022
The British Museum to Drop the Sackler Name

The British Museum and the Trustees of The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation have mutually agreed that the galleries, rooms, and endowments supported by the Foundation will no longer feature the Sackler name.

The British Museum and the Trustees of The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation have mutually agreed that the galleries, rooms, and endowments supported by the Foundation will no longer feature the Sackler name. Both partners believe taking this step ensures the Museum can serve the millions of people who visit today and also create new opportunities for future generations to engage with the collection.

“The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation first supported the British Museum over thirty years ago and has long admired its work. “As the Museum develops a new masterplan to transform for the future, we feel this decision comes at a unique moment in the Museum’s evolution” the Trustees of The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation said in a statement.

“The British Museum is grateful for the Foundation’s past support, and the Trustees appreciate their co-operation in coming to this agreement as we now move the Museum into a new era and present our incredible collections in different ways for new audiences,” said George Osborne, Chair of the British Museum.

 

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