28 Mar 2011 /

guggenheim abu dhabi labor controversy

On March 16, 2011, an international group of more than 130 artists and arts professionals signed and broadcast this petition calling for an immediate boycott of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation's regional operations in the United Arab Emirates due to the alleged exploitation of workers building a new Guggenheim branch museum on Saadiyat Island, UAE.   This protest comes in the wake of various reports on labor abuses in the area. The Guggenheim responded to these actions with this open letter, March 23, 2011.

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