Travel Me casa, su casa: the breakfast room

A creative, globe-trotting couple have put their stamp on a pair of 1920s buildings in Barrio Italia. By Sorrel Moseley-Williams

Sioux to be given `ghost shirt'

GLASGOW CITY councillors yesterday made peace with the Lakota Sioux American Indians with a decision to return a holy relic - a "ghost shirt" allegedly worn at the 1890 Battle of Wounded Knee.

Plea for Sioux shirt

A HEARTFELT plea was made yesterday in Glasgow by descendants of Sioux warriors, killed at the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890, for the return of a shirt believed to have been taken from one of the bodies.

Forger 'fooled art galleries for 10 years'

AN EXPERT conman masterminded an art fraud of such complexity that it took in some of Britain's leading galleries, collectors and experts, a court was told yesterday.

Letter: Ceramic collection

Sir: The Tate shares your correspondents' concerns (letters, 15, 17 September) about the future of the Janet Leach Collection of ceramics, principally by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. Leach was a powerful force in St Ives, which is why we have been delighted to show a group of his works as part of our displays at the Tate Gallery there.

ART: PRIVATE VIEW: Susan Derges Newlyn Art Gallery

Susan Derges's "River Taw" photograms present the natural world as you've never seen it before - a view from the riverbed looking up - tracking the water's currents and flow and capturing the way that the river looks from the inside out, according to changes in weather and the phases of the moon.


Aberdeen Art Gallery (left), unlikely as it may seem to the London- centric South, has one of the best collections of 20th-century British art in the country. This is due to the happy combination of well-structured bequests and brilliant curators who have consistently bought the best work new, when prices were still within their reach. They bought Augustus John in the 1920s, Wood and Wadsworth in the 1930s, Ravilious and Sutherland in the 1940s, and a Francis Bacon as early as 1956. It's a terrific collection, of which the city should be extremely proud, but the powers that be have recently cut the gallery's purchase grant by 97 per cent, effectively crippling any further development. So much for living in enlightened times.

The Independent recommends: Visual Art

VIEWS OF LONDON AND SHEFFIELD is a tale of two cities seen through the eyes of 20th-century British artists in the collection of Sheffield's excellent Graves Art Gallery. Not, on the face of it, a very inspiring theme for a show, but there are some fine works by Harold Gilman, Stanley Spencer (right), Prunella Clough and Paul Maitland.


IN WHICH painting by which painter can you find this opening?

Letter: Beyond the Dome

GRAHAM Wrathmell (letter, 27 February) criticises the Dome and asks where are the sports events, design, engineering and science, and arts projects for the Millennium.

Great performance art of our time

Inson Wongsam, from Thailand, who in the Sixties sculpted an elephant out of a block of ice by precision urination.

Letter: Art in the regions

Letter: Art in the regions

Outakes: Damien Whitmore on a new direction for advertising at the Tate Gallery

`We are opening a new Tate Gallery of Modern Art at Bankside, and relaunching the Tate Gallery of British Art at Millbank, so we need to double our audience by the year 2000. Advertising plays a key role in attracting new audiences. But we felt that our usual advertising - just an image and a name, which is what most art galleries use - wasn't enough to attract them.

Art world split over the Burrell legacy

The director of Glasgow Museums is arguing before a Parliamentary Commission that the city's famous Burrell Collection should no longer be tied to its donor's dying wishes. David Lister, Arts News Editor, says there will be a dramatic twist at the hearing tomorrow which carries enormous implications for many other top art collections.

Outtakes: Storm Thorgerson, designer, on Pink Floyd's 'Back catalogue'.

The design for this picture has various Pink Floyd album covers painted on the backs of a row of young women. It came about when we were commissioned to advertise the back catalogue of Pink Floyd in 1996. There's an incredible sense of humour in the Floyd camp, and they decided that the back catalogue should be literally "the catalogue on the backs".


The first major retrospective of Don McCullin, one of the world's greatest photo-journalists, is at the Barbican Art Gallery until 14 December. Sleeping with Ghosts traces McCullin's career from 1959 to 1997 and features more than 250 images culled from the major stories he has covered in England (portrait of a down-and-out, London 1973, featured above), Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Indonesia.
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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...