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Initiatives

Solidarity with Ukraine

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) extends its solidarity with Ukraine and unequivocally denounces and condemns the violence being committed in Ukraine and against its people by the Russian government. As a global art organization, TEFAF believes that the return of cultural artifacts and works of art to their rightful form is a powerful symbol of healing and resilience after disaster or conflict.

Since 2008, TEFAF has been a partner of the Prince Claus Fund and its Cultural Emergency Response Program (CER) which safeguards cultural heritage under threat in crisis situations in direct collaboration with local partners from the affected communities. In light of the rapidly developing conflict situation in Ukraine, CER activated its emergency mechanism, to help protect a wide range of museums, sites, spaces, and collections from (further) damage by supporting first aid activities.

CER has been an expert in the protection of cultural heritage in crisis situations since 2003 and is in close contact with its network on the ground in Ukraine and surrounding countries to understand the needs. They work closely together with international partners, such as UNESCO, ICOM, ICOMOS, the Smithsonian Institution, and Blue Shield International, to streamline actions and provide expertise and rapid response to safeguard heritage under threat due to the conflict situation. CER coordinates actions and rapidly makes emergency funding available to local heritage stewards and cultural practitioners on the ground.

Separately, the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund (TMRF) is available to be activated to support restoration of important works of cultural significance which may be damaged as a consequence of the war.

More details of the TEFAF Initiative in Solidarity with Ukraine will come soon.

cultural program

We view the Fair not only as a venue for great art, but as an opportunity to rigorously examine through our cultural programming issues related to the art. In provocative conversations every morning and afternoon of the Fair, art and cultural professionals take on timely issues in art and culture. They speak with knowledge and passion on topics that cross disciplines and genres, from architecture and art, to design, fashion, media and beyond.

Panel discussions are live streamed and then archived on our website for future access.

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Art Market Report

Since 2002 the TEFAF has been involved with providing a programme of independent research into the art market. Typically published on an annual basis. The art market report released during TEFAF Maastricht has become an industry standard.
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Charities

TEFAF is dedicated to giving back and supporting the international art community. Learn more about the charities we support.
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