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.


Masterpiece London

Covid and data drive ticketing changes at fairs

02 May 2022

Dealers and fairgoers are having to come to terms with widespread changes in the ticketing of fairs.

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TEFAF New York back in the groove two years later

25 April 2022

With heroic bearing, patrician features and draped fabric fit for a Roman emperor, an iron bust by Kehinde Wiley exemplifies the spirit of TEFAF New York.

TEFAF Maastricht

First timers offered chance at TEFAF

11 April 2022

TEFAF Maastricht hosts 19 first-time exhibitors this year plus six new galleries in its Showcase.

TEFAF Maastricht

Stand prices rise for shorter TEFAF fair

21 March 2022

Exhibitors at the trade showpiece TEFAF Maastricht will pay significantly more for their stands this summer despite the fair being smaller and shorter than in previous years.

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International fairs on the rise again as the shadow of the pandemic fades

14 March 2022

Old Masters dealers on the international fairs circuit have a robust range of exhibiting options ahead, despite nearly two years of pandemic-related disruption.

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TEFAF to clash with Masterpiece London in busy June schedule

24 January 2022

The June calendar for art and antiques fairs is filling up as TEFAF revealed new dates.

TEFAF Maastricht

June fair calendar fills up as TEFAF reveals new date

18 January 2022

TEFAF Maastricht has announced a new date following its postponement in March.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht 2022 fair postponed due to “global volatility” of pandemic

16 December 2021

Organisers The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) announced the March 2022 edition of the Maastricht fair has been postponed.

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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.

Paul Storr wine coolers

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.

Palais Brongniart

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.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht cancelled for 2021

20 May 2021

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

TEFAF New York

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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