Louvre Museum removes Sackler name after opioid protests

Louvre Museum removes Sackler name after opioid protests

Renowned Paris museum Louvre has removed from its wings all mention of the billionaire Sackler family name, principal owners of Purdue Pharma, the drugmaker blamed in the deadly opioid epidemic. Masking tape has been used to hide the Sackler name on plaques in the rooms of what had been the ’Sackler Wing of Oriental Antiquities’. Sacklers had made a $3.6 million donation in 1996.

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