Your support: success stories
BP is the British Museum’s most longstanding corporate partner, generously supporting the British Museum’s public programme on an annual basis since 1996.
Over the course of 17 years BP has supported numerous special exhibitions as title sponsor, most recently the hugely successful Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings, Journey through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead and Shakespeare: staging the world. Over the course of the partnership in excess of 1 million visitors have visited BP supported exhibitions at the British Museum. In addition BP has supported special public events at the British Museum around Chinese New Year and the Mexican Day of the Dead.
In 2000 BP funded the BP Lecture Theatre, as part of the Great Court development at the British Museum. This is an invaluable resource for the Museum’s education and public programme, as well as generating additional revenue through conference hire.
BP is committed to supporting the British Museum through to 2017 and will be the title sponsor of the Museum’s first exhibition, a major survey of Viking culture, in the new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre which opens in 2014.
BP also supports the Museum in its national and international work. China: Journey to the East, supported by BP, was the largest exhibition of ancient Chinese material to be seen outside London and the most popular British Museum UK touring exhibition to date. With its support in 2012 for Mummy: The Inside Story in Mumbai, BP is enabling the British Museum to tour an exhibition to India for the first time.
More success stories
Medals awarded to Scott of the Antarctic, acquired through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme.
A unique project bringing young people and Museum curators together to explore objects.
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Maryam and Edward Eisler provided significant funding to help the Museum expand its Middle East collection.
A Digital Discovery Centre that enables children to bring world history to life through technology.
A new building project transforming the way the Museum displays, studies and cares for its collection.