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TEFAF Maastricht will take place in the summer this year.

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TEFAF Maastricht has announced its postponed March event will take place at the end of June, overlapping Masterpiece London.

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) said the 35th anniversary edition of the Maastricht fair will take place from Saturday to Thursday, June 25-30, at the MECC in Maastricht.

An invitation-only preview will take place on June 24 and the morning of June 25.

Masterpiece London is scheduled for June 30-July 6 in the UK with a preview day on June 29.

TEFAF Maastricht was postponed last month from a planned March 12-20 staging because of ongoing concern about the coronavirus pandemic. The new dates were agreed by TEFAF’s Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee, which comprises 13 dealers and seven non-dealers.

Complex situation

TEFAF chairman Hidde van Seggelen said: “This was a complex situation which required the input and flexibility of many different individuals and organisations to enable us to reschedule TEFAF Maastricht.

“We are proud to join several other leading art fairs in June for a key moment in the art world calendar this year.”

The new TEFAF dates follow contemporary art fair Art Basel in Switzerland on June 16-19.

Masterpiece London chief executive Lucie Kitchener confirmed the date for the event, which is owned by Swiss events firm MCH Group (which also owns Art Basel among other fairs).

She said: “We have had very strong applications from both returning exhibitors and new galleries, eager to participate in Masterpiece at such an important time in London.

“We are finalising our selection process which has been largely unaffected by TEFAF’s change of dates and will share our exhibitor list in due course.”

Earlier this month The Winter Show in New York was postponed and is hoping for a new date in March or April.