The American artist Nan Goldin has staged an activist protest outside London’s Victoria and Albert Museum – urging them to abandon their links to the billionaire Sackler family.
As well as being patrons of the arts – the pharmaceutical company behind the Sacklers’ wealth is accused of helping to fuel the US opioid crisis, claims they deny.
Nan Goldin became addicted to the painkiller Oxycontin herself – and now says it’s her mission to expose the risks. She’s given her only television interview to Minnie Stephenson.
A V&A spokesperson said “As a national museum and a space for civic debate, the V&A fully supports the public’s right to a peaceful protest. We are grateful for the generosity of our donors, which contributes towards our world-class public programme, supports the expert care needed for the collection and improves our facilities so they can be enjoyed by future generations.“