We believe that by celebrating the past, we all have the opportunity to define the future. No one brings the past to life like the British Museum, whose permanent collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning two million years of human history. With the Citi exhibition I object: Ian Hislop’s search for dissent, the museum and Ian Hislop take the opportunity to use this great collection to demonstrate how personal expression has the power to make change and drive progress. There have been, and continue to be, times and places where freedom of expression is not afforded to all. Yet throughout history, people have been resourceful in expressing dissent and opposition to authority, whether through a medium such as satire or outright subversion. Their often brave efforts have played a powerful role in shaping society for the better.
As a global bank our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. This mission extends to the 98 countries that we go to work in and the 160 we serve. We are incredibly proud to partner with the British Museum in supporting it in its role as one of the most important global guardians of human history. We value the fact that our support enables the museum to continue with its ground-breaking exhibitions and renowned education programmes.