Via The New York Times, March 25, 2022

The British Museum here is to remove the name of the Sackler family from its walls, becoming the latest major cultural institution to cut ties with the family over its role in the opioid crisis.

The decision, announced in a news release on Friday, comes almost four months after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York reached a similar joint agreement with the Sackler family to remove its name from several exhibition spaces, including the wing that houses the Temple of Dendur.

The British Museum said in the news release that the decision was “by mutual agreement” with the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation, one of the family’s British charities.

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