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.


TEFAF

Thieves attack TEFAF Maastricht fair

28 June 2022

Thieves entered the TEFAF Maastricht venue and stole jewellery from dealer Symbolic & Chase by smashing a display case.

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Early trading brings brisk sales at TEFAF

27 June 2022

The TEFAF Maastricht fair opened with a raft of high-value sales last week.

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A flurry of museum and private sales mark TEFAF Maastricht's return

24 June 2022

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was among those making purchases at TEFAF Maastricht as it opened for the first time in two years today.

Chaworth Roll

Medieval map lays out the routes to royalty

20 June 2022

The Chaworth Roll, a 14th century genealogy of the kings of England that includes the second-earliest recorded road map of the country, is on offer at TEFAF Maastricht this week.

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TEFAF: Special date for the summer

13 June 2022

Flagship art fair TEFAF Maastricht has a later date than before as it returns to being an in-person event this year.

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SUMMER OF ART AND ANTIQUES: Introduction - get ready for events galore

13 June 2022

The summer season is back in force. For the first time since 2019 there is a wealth of major art and antiques events for eager buyers and dealers.

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Traders and buyers united by cross purposes

30 May 2022

TEFAF New York and Eye of the Collector are both cross-collecting fairs with an emphasis on Contemporary art but staged in historic buildings and also offering antiques.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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