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TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund


The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund is established in 2012 in order to support and promote the professional restoration and related scholarly research of significant museum artworks. Championing art in all its forms, applications for its grants are open to museums from all over the world and artworks from any age. 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

The applications are reviewed and selected by an independent panel of experts — the 2021 panel includes:
RACHEL KAMINSKY
Private art dealer from New York and former Head of Old Master Paintings at Christie’s.
DR. KENSON KWOK
Founder and former Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Peranakan Museum in Singapore.
CAROL POTTASCH
Senior restorer/conservator from the Mauritshuis, The Hague.
DR. ASHOK ROY
Museum scientist and leading international expert on the materials and techniques of European Old Master Paintings.
SIR NICHOLAS PENNY
Art historian, author, former curator and former Director of the National Gallery, London.

10-year anniversary in 2022

The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund was founded to mark the 25th TEFAF Maastricht anniversary in 2012. Since then, almost 20 museum projects have been supported already and gives us a good reason to celebrate in 2022. Please find more information on the past projects below and on TEFAF Stories.

HOW TO APPLY

The application for 2021 has now closed. As soon as the application opens again, relevant information will be published on this page. Please find the Guidelines and Terms & Conditions for 2021 here.

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