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TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund Application 2025


Established in 1988, The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent organization for fine art, antiques, and design. TEFAF runs two fairs internationally - TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history, and TEFAF New York, focused on Modern and Contemporary Art & Design.

TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund

The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund (TMRF) was established in 2012 and since then has supported significant restorations by internationally renowned museums all over the world. Motivated by a desire from TEFAF’s community to give back to the museums and the public, it aims “to support and promote the professional restoration and related scholarly research of significant museum artworks from around the world and through the ages”. Each year, a maximum of €50.000 will be allocated to projects. The Committee of independent experts usually selects two winners to receive each € 25,000 to support their restoration project.

The Committee

Rachel Kaminsky (USA), Dr Kenson Kwok (Singapore), Carol Pottasch (NL), Ashok Roy (UK), and Sir Nicholas Penny (UK) make up the international committee of independent experts which will make the decision for the grant of the Fund.

The application process

All public museums are welcome to apply for this year's grant by completing this application form latest Wednesday, October 2nd, 2024. It is allowed to submit a restoration project that has already started, and it is not necessary for it to be completed before it is announced in TEFAF’s communications and/or at one of the upcoming fairs in Maastricht or New York.

Please find more information on the Fund, the Committee member expertises, Terms & Conditions, guidelines and the previous supported projects via the TEFAF website on the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund page.

The application deadline

The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund 2025 application closes on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2024 18:00 CET. The Committee will review all applications during the month of October. TEFAF will get back to all applicants with news regarding the TMRF 2024 winner(s) mid November 2024.

This application form

The application form below consists out of 4 pages with question fields that need to be filled in: Contact details, Artwork / Project, Condition, Research and Treatment and Budget. Once you start the application you can continue clicking through the pages (also when already filled out) via the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons. When clicking through the pages, you will see the system automatically remembers your written answers. Should you leave the application form, please click 'Save and continue later' to return to your application form. Please note: when you click the final 'Submit' button, you really submit your application to TEFAF. Please only do so when you are finished with the form.

Point of contact

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to TEFAF's Relationships Manager Coco Bannenberg via [email protected] or +31 20 303 64 02.

We wish you the best of luck!

Kind regards,


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