The Tate group of galleries – including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate St Ives and Tate Liverpool – has said that although the Sackler family has “given generously” to Tate in the past, it does not “think it right” to seek or accept further donations from the Sacklers “in the present circumstances”. The Sackler family owns the US maker of OxyContin, a prescription painkiller linked heavily to the opioid crisis sweeping the US. 

The announcement follows a decision earlier this week by the National Portrait Gallery and the Sackler Trust to not proceed with a £1m donation