A LEGACY OF DEATH –
Sept. 1, 2023 – The V&A Dundee has become the latest UK museum to remove a reference to the money it received from the Sackler family amid continuing anger over its central role in the opioid epidemic in the US.
The £80m museum, Scotland’s first devoted to design, opened in 2018 and had among its donors the Sackler Trust, which gave £500,000.
The contribution was recognised by a plaque in the entrance hall, which includes the names of major donors.
It has now emerged that the Sackler name was last month removed, erasing any public mention of it at the museum.
It follows the dropping, last October, of the name at the V&A in London with Sackler no longer referenced in the museum’s arts education centre or on the £2m Exhibition Road entrance, which opened in 2017.