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BP donations to Tate 'embarrassingly small' say campaigners

27 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley
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An arts charity has criticised the Tate for accepting an “embarrassingly small” amount of money from BP, after it successful obtained the figures for how much the oil giant had paid to have its name and logo used at the gallery.

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