BP’s support for UK arts and culture
BP is proud to support the British Museum exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria, an exciting exhibition that tells the story of the Assyrian Empire under its last, great ruler.
BP’s support for UK Arts and Culture spans a period of over 50 years. The company’s partnership with the British Museum began in 1996, enabling a diverse range of initiatives including the development of the BP Lecture Theatre. Today support for the Museum is focused on its special exhibitions programme.
BP’s long-term partnerships with the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Opera House represent one of the most significant corporate investments in UK arts and culture.
BP has a history in Iraq, stretching back to the 1920s when the company helped Iraq locate, produce and export oil from Baba Gurgur in Kirkuk, Northern Iraq. This was the largest oilfield in the world at that time. In 2009, BP became the first international oil company to return to Iraq after a period of 35 years. Today, BP, PetroChina and BOC are working in partnership to develop Rumaila, the third-largest producing field in the world.
In support of our operations at Rumaila, we deliver a sustainable social investment programme for the benefit of our communities in and around Basra, southern Iraq. Our programme is focused on improving health, access to potable water, community infrastructure and vocational training.
Aligned with BP’s support of arts and culture, in 2010 through the BP Foundation we also provided a significant grant to the Basra Museum which helped to establish the new museum that celebrates the rich cultural history of Iraq.
About IAG Cargo
IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. Following the integration of Aer Lingus, bmi, Vueling and Level, the business now covers a network of over 350 destinations.
IAG Cargo has a significant presence in Europe, offering more than 4,500 cargo flights per week on short haul networks and a specialist team dedicated to the handling of important cargo. With this, IAG Cargo is a proud logistics partner of the BP exhibition I am Arshurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria.