Made in China:
an imperial Ming vase

Supported by BP

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As a major international company that is based in the UK BP is delighted to support the British Museum, an institution with a global reputation for excellence. We are a major supporter of UK arts with a programme that spans over 35 years, during which time millions of people have engaged with BP sponsored activities.

BP’s investment of almost £10 million in extending its long term partnerships with the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House, and Tate Britain until 2017, represent one of the most significant long-term corporate investments in UK arts and culture.

BP has supported the British Museum since 1996, since then the company has partnered with the museum on a diverse range of initiatives including the creation of the BP Lecture theatre in the Great Court and international adventures such as the incredibly successful Mummy Exhibition in Mumbai which attracted an audience of over 300,000 including over 65,000 school children. Today BP focuses its support on the Museum’s special exhibitions programme.

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