TEFAF Stories offers unique perspectives into the world of fine art, antiques, and design.
Meet the Experts
In Van Cleef & Arpels’s Transformable Jewelry, Craftsmanship and Creativity Reach a Crescendo
A hallmark of the company since the 1920s, the Maison’s modular pieces include the iconic “Hawaï Passe-Partout" and “Zip” necklace
December 21, 2021
From Complete Obscurity to Museum Recognition: James Butterwick on Ukrainian Painter Alexander Bogomazov
Butterwick champions the work of this unknown avant-garde artist, whose Futurist work is now entering museum collections
December 22, 2021
In Their Munich Atelier, Hemmerle Champions Craftsmanship and Slow-Made Jewelry
Christian and Yasmin Hemmerle share the history behind the family company and the philosophies that inspire Hemmerle’s contemporary creations
December 7, 2021
Living with Art
Tina Kim’s New York Townhouse Celebrates the International Artists Who Have Shaped Her
The gallerist’s collection is an astounding representation of her lifelong commitment to expanding Asian artists’ legacies
May 5, 2022
Feel the Spirit of Artists Past in Gallerist Suzanne Demisch’s East Village Home
The Demisch Danant co-founder’s airy abode brings a French connection to the downtown New York City neighborhood where legends like Willem de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg once mingled
May 5, 2022
In the Paris Home of Galerie kreo’s Founders, Surprises Await Around Every Corner
Brimming with personality, Didier and Clémence Krzentowski’s ever-evolving art and design collection was assembled over 30 years
May 5, 2022
Interview with Gary and Anita Klesch
“The number one rule is you have to fall in love with a painting.”
October 30, 2020
Interview with Patricia Cisneros
“I would encourage people to look deep into their souls” : Collector, Patricia Cisneros on responsibility to cultural history.
September 20, 2020
Museum Restoration Fund
LACMA Uncovers the Truth and Beauty of This Bolivian Pietà With Restoration
The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund supported the restoration of the first Bolivian painting to enter LACMA’s collection
June 2, 2022
Hogarth’s Original Intent Is Revealed Following Restoration of These Husband-and-Wife Pendants at the Worcester Art Museum
The portraits were the first paintings by the artist in a U.S. collection and until the restoration in 2013 supported by the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund, had not received treatment in over a century
February 14, 2022
This Painting by Zurbarán Conveys Its Powerful Message Again After Conservation
Conservators utilized various techniques adapted to individual sections of Zurbarán’s ”Saint Francis” in this extensive conservation at the Kunstpalast, supported by the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund
November 7, 2021
Restoration of Egyptian Coffins Brings to Life the Work of Craftsmen Living More than Two Millennia Ago
The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund supported the restoration of three coffin sets from the collection of the Rijksmuseum voor Oudheden, which were discovered near the Valley of Kings in 1891
November 25, 2021
Keeping or Selling: What Is Next for Museum Deaccessioning?
Produced in partnership with FT, this panel discusses the advantages and pitfalls of deaccessioning for public museums and institutions and its implications for the public and for donors.
June 28, 2022
Cultural Emergency Response: Protecting Culture in a Changing World
Produced in partnership with Prince Claus Fund, this panel discusses how to protect the art and icons of our past in future crises
June 27, 2022
Conversations on Conservation: Current Issues and Future Strategies in Decision Making
Produced in partnership with ICOM-CC, this panel discusses and debates the key factors that should be considered when making conservation-related decisions
June 26, 2022
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