2019-07-12 Protest stencil highlights Science Museum arms sponsorship
5 images Created 13 Jul 2019
London, UK. 12 July, 2019. A poster at a bus shelter near Finsbury Park by street art collective Protest Stencil draws attention to the Science Museum having partnered for sponsorship of its new ‘Top Secret’ exhibition with Raytheon, a US weapons manufacturer which sells arms to Saudi Arabia found to have been used by the Saudi-led coalition for attacks on civilian areas in Yemen since 2015. Protest Stencil last week withdrew artwork from the exhibition in protest against Raytheon’s sponsorship and the Science Museum's collaboration with the weapons manufacturer in attempting to 'artwash' its links to human rights abuses. In 2016, the Science Museum hosted a reception dinner for the Farnborough arms fair for which military delegations from around the world had to be chaperoned by security guards past and over dozens of human rights activists staging a protest die-in.