Jan 2013: GulfLabor Public Statement

January, 2013: GulfLabor calls on Guggenheim to respond to PwC Report, and to all cultural institutions, including Louvre Abu Dhabi, to publicly announce steps to resolve labor rights issues on their sites. DOWNLOAD PDF:GulfLabor_PublicStatement_1.7.13 Gulflabor/1 is a coalition of artists, writers, curators, educators and others working to ensure that workers’ rights are protected during the … Continue reading


June 2, 2011: UPDATE on Guggenheim Boycott

UPDATE 2 June 2011 In May 2011, The Gulflabor coalition submitted to the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum and Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) of Abu Dhabi the following specific recommendations about the selection of an independent monitor: a) No monitor should be selected who has, is, or will be providing services to any contractor … Continue reading

May 12, 2011: UPDATE on Guggenheim Boycott

May 12, 2011 Dear all, This past week, a number of signatories met with representatives from the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum and (by speakerphone) members of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC). The meetings permitted us to resume the conversations we initiated with the Guggenheim in June 2010 and to move forward … Continue reading

More than 1000 Artists Call for Guggenheim Boycott over Migrant Worker Exploitation

March 26, 2011 Since the March 17th release of the Gulf Labor petition letter, it has been signed by more than 1100 people, the vast majority from the artworld. Clearly there is widespread support for the intent of the letter. The result is largely what the original signatories intended–to put public pressure on TDIC and … Continue reading