The tobacco town, the culture donation, and the deleted emails

When British American Tobacco (BAT) closed its factory doors in the small town of Zevenaar in 2007, it donated 400,000 euros to set up ‘Stichting Cultuur BAT’, a foundation supporting local cultural events. Meanwhile, the municipality bought real estate from BAT and received a part of its renowned Peter Stuyvesant art collection. The mayor arranged […]

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