British museum cancels invitation to Gerry Adams for Che show

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Gerry Adams has been a guest at No 10 and the White House but the Sinn Fein president is definitely not welcome at the V&A museum, it seems.

Staff have removed his name from the guest list for the opening of its "Che Guevara: Revolutionary and Icon" exhibition next week.

Mr Adams's name was deleted for being neither -"relevant or appropriate", said the exhibition's curator, Trisha Ziff, who had invited him as a personal friend.

She was first told the reason was a "delicate" matter because the opening clashed with an exhibition of 60s fashion sponsored by the Miss Selfridge chainstore that was to be attended by a number of models and actresses. Having Mr Adams there "may not be appropriate".

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