BP sponsorship of Russian space exhibition

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Dear Board of Trustees of the Science Museum,

Hi, I read with interest your announcement of a UK/Russia exhibition on space to open later this year:
http://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/insight...

I see BP will be the Founder Sponsor. Is this BP Russia in particular (as it was Peter Charow, VP of BP Russia referred to in that post) or UK, both, or another?

Also:

(a) How much money from BP will the Science Museum be receiving in this deal?

(b) Will BP be offering their expertise, as well as money?

(c) Is this sponsorship of just the exhibition, or does it include events and educational programmes too?

(d) How long is this sponsorship arrangement for?

(e) Will BP be given space for a logo in the gallery space, or in other parts of the museum, if so where precisely?

(f) Will BP also receive forms of access (e.g. exclusive previews for staff) as part of the arrangement?

Yours faithfully,

Alice Bell

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Dear Alice Bell,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (2000) request dated 1st
February 2014 relating to the possibility of obtaining from the Science
Museum Group information regarding the sponsorship of a proposed Museum
exhibit; namely Russia’s Space Quest.

 

My colleagues in the Museum's Development Team have confirmed that at
present this exhibit does not currently have any sponsors attached to it.

 

Some confusion may have arisen as BP are mentioned as a founder member of
the British Council's year of UK-Russian Culture on the following blog
post:

 

[1]http://www.britishcouncil.org/organisati...

 

Any sponsorship of this cultural event is separate to the Science Museum's
forthcoming exhibit. I trust this information is of some use to you and I
wish you all the best with your research.

 

Rory Cook

Collections Information Officer

Corporate & Collections Information

 

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