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Tate trustees shuns Sackler money over opioid crisis

Tate trustees shuns Sackler money over opioid crisis
Thursday 21
21:30 2019

Image copyright EPA Image caption An exhibition of photos owned by Sir Elton John was among the draws at Tate Modern last year Another of Britain's prestigious art institutions has decided to shun donations from the US Sackler family. The Tate's board of trustees said it would decline further donations, which comes after the withdrawal of a £1m National Portrait Gallery grant. The Sackler family is facing legal action over its production of opioid drugs, which are linked to deaths. Given these circumstances, it would not be right to seek or accept further donations, the Tate said. Pressure has been ...

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Summary: The art institution joins the National Portrait Gallery in shunning donations due to opioid links.

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