BP’s support for UK arts and culture
BP is proud to support the British Museum’s Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia, an exciting exhibition that will explore the rich culture of the Scythian people and their influence around the world.
BP operates in more than 70 countries worldwide including Russia. The company has been working in Russia for 25 years in collaboration with leading Russian oil and gas companies. BP’s commitment to Russia goes beyond the development of oil and gas reserves. The company’s overall support of local cultural, educational and technology projects has been the largest among foreign companies operating in Russia and includes partnerships with leading institutions such as the Mariinsky Theatre, The Hermitage, The Moscow Conservatory and 12 leading universities across the country.
BP has a long history as a major supporter of arts and culture in the UK. The company’s partnership with the British Museum began in 1996, supporting a diverse range of initiatives including the creation 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.