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Terry Solved

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  • Comment on: Tate is the most interesting example of patronage in recent times

    Terry Solved's comment 25 January, 2014 9:58 am

    UK national art galleries have been legally bound to be free since 2001 - Tate was free even before that. Tate's popularity is indeed a major achievement of Serota and other staff. However, what is an appalling failure of Serota and the Tate Board led by Lord Browne is the active promotion of fossil fuel companies to that mass audience in a time of climate change - Tate promotes BP in its galleries, on its buildings and marketing beyond despite massive opposition from climate conscious stakeholders including Tate members and its visiting public. As part of the architectural profession and its efforts to combat climate change let's be part of ending oil sponsorship of arts and culture - art museums should not be platforms for companies with business models bringing dangerous climate change.