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.

AN AFTERNOON IN ... ABERDEEN ART GALLERY

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.

COMPETITION; DETAILS NO 383

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".

EYE CATCHING

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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Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
The 10 best pedicure products

Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism