TEFAF 2016
A view of ‘TEFAF Maastricht’ in 2016.

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A total of €54,000 goes to three projects conducted among the awardees with the third shared by joint recipients RKD, Stedelijk Museum, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and Gemeentemuseum. Each winning institute will present their respective projects at TEFAF Maastricht in March.

The Musée Rodin will use its share of the award for the restoration and reconstruction of Auguste Rodin’s Absolution, a works in sculpture and fabric that has never been exhibited publically.

Detroit Institute of Arts’ Judith with the Head of Holofernes by Titian, has been on continuous display since 1938 and has not been conserved in more than 75 years. The award money from TEFAF will go to physical and aesthetic improvements to the painting.

The final and smallest project is the conservation of the 1912 journal Der Blaue Reiter, edited by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Mark and acquired jointly by, all based in the Netherlands.

The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund was set up in 2012 to help museums and institutions worldwide restore and conserve works of art in their collections. The award is given each year by The European Fine Art Foundation.

TEFAF Maastricht runs from March 10-12.