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British Museum to Remove Sackler Name From Galleries

Exterior of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park, London, July 21, 2019. The British Museum will remove the Sackler name from galleries, rooms and endowments following global outrage over the role the family played in the opioid crisis. The Sackler name has been removed in recent years from wings and galleries at institutions including the Louvre in Paris and the Serpentine Gallery in London. (AP Photo/Tony Hicks, File)
Exterior of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park, London, July 21, 2019. The British Museum will remove the Sackler name from galleries, rooms and endowments following global outrage over the role the family played in the opioid crisis. The Sackler name has been removed in recent years from wings and galleries at institutions including the Louvre in Paris and the Serpentine Gallery in London. (AP Photo/Tony Hicks, File)
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London (AP) -- The British Museum will remove the Sackler name from galleries, rooms and endowments following global outrage over the role the family played in the opioid crisis.

The museum is the latest cultural institution to cut ties with the Sacklers. The Sackler name has been removed in recent years from wings and galleries at institutions including the Louvre in Paris and the Serpentine Gallery in London.