TEFAF

TEFAF stands for ‘The European Fine Art Fair’. It is an organisation that runs some of the world’s leading art and antiques fairs: TEFAF Maastricht, which takes place annually in March, and TEFAF New York which takes place twice a year in the autumn and spring.

The former event takes place at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre (MECC) in The Netherlands. The fair began life in 1975 as the bi-annual Pictura Fine Art Fair with 28 dealers specialising in Old Master paintings and medieval sculptures.

It has since expanded with exhibitors numbers increasing ten-fold and has become widely recognised as a leading art and antiques fair, attracting major collectors, both private and institutional, from around the world.


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Bruges museum buys Old Master portrait at the ‘last’ TEFAF Online

04 October 2021

Over six days, collectors and institutions gathered virtually for TEFAF Online 2021 to peruse the high-end offerings of more than 250 international galleries.

Portrait de Monsieur Jules Dejouy

Édouard Manet portrait in Welsh museum gets funding for restoration from TEFAF grant

28 August 2021

The National Museum Wales has received a €20,000 (£17,130) grant to restore an Édouard Manet (1832-83) picture.

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TEFAF opens its virtual doors

23 August 2021

Online version of the huge fair takes place for a second time with physical event not until 2022

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Life of a saint comes up at TEFAF Online in September

09 August 2021

This 15th century copy of the Life of St Radegund is an illuminated biography of the canonised sixth-century Frankish queen Radegund.

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Baroque chess set bought at TEFAF unveiled at Polish museum

09 August 2021

This impressive Baroque chess set by the Danzig amber artist Michel Redlin has returned to the city of Gdansk in Poland where it was made over 300 years ago.

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From Paul Storr silver to Sèvres porcelain – 10 highlights from dealers at TEFAF Online 2021

31 July 2021

The first details of objects that dealers will exhibit at ‘TEFAF Online’ in September have been revealed.

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TEFAF online line-up revealed

12 July 2021

Organisers of TEFAF Maastricht have released the exhibitor line-up for its next digital edition.

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TEFAF goes through the keyholes of the art world experts

14 June 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has announced the launch of an online series that explores the homes and private collections of high-profile figures in the art world.

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Maastricht fair ‘online only’ for 2021 but French fairs plan to go ahead

24 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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TEFAF Maastricht cancelled for 2021

20 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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TEFAF rethinks New York event

13 April 2021

The organiser of art and antiques fairs 'TEFAF Maastricht' and 'TEFAF New York' has changed the frequency and focus of the American event.

The entrance at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

New autumn date for TEFAF Maastricht

28 January 2021

TEFAF Maastricht has been postponed and the fair is now planned for an in-person event this autumn.

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Hammershøi interior stars among sales at first virtual TEFAF

11 November 2020

A painting by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) was among the highlights at the inaugural staging of TEFAF Online.

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Seven highlights at the first TEFAF Online

27 October 2020

Next week TEFAF launches its new digital marketplace.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2021 moved to May

08 October 2020

The planned TEFAF Maastricht fair scheduled for next year has moved to May.

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TEFAF launches digital marketplace

23 September 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is set to launch a new online platform next month.

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TEFAF appoints CFO as new managing director

14 August 2020

Charlotte van Leerdam has been appointed managing director of TEFAF, the European Fine Art Foundation.

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TEFAF New York autumn fair cancelled due to coronavirus

17 July 2020

The delayed TEFAF New York 2020, postponed from spring to autumn, has now been officially cancelled.

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New appointments across the art trade at associations and fairs

23 June 2020

An update on art dealer Movers and Shakers.

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TEFAF Maastricht – why the show went on

23 March 2020

The world's leading art and antiques fair shuts early but dealers report significant sales at testing time

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