TEFAF Stories offers unique perspectives into the world of fine art, antiques, and design.
Meet the Experts
Introducing TEFAF’s Newest Exhibitors
From Mughal miniatures and antique tapestry to Himalayan art and contemporary ceramics, get to know the stories behind these galleries and their artworks
September 9, 2021
Three Experts on the Power of Collecting Historic Decorative Arts Today
Oscar Graf, Laura Kugel, and Robert Aronson discuss opportunities—and inspiration—in the current decorative arts market
September 9, 2021
When Worlds Collide: Sean Kelly and Charis Tyndall on Creating Conversation Between the Contemporary and the Ancient
In a special episode of “The Grand Tourist” podcast, the two art dealers reflect on how bringing works together can change your perception of time
September 8, 2021
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
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
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
Found in Hundreds of Pieces, New Technologies Reconstructed This Delicate Tower of Nanjing
Digital techniques and 3D printing were of importance for this restoration at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, supported by the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund
September 27, 2021
What Does the Future Hold for Art Fairs?
Four experts discuss future directions and possibilities for art fairs in this conversation from TEFAF Online 2021, produced in partnership with the Financial Times
October 27, 2021
Civic Pride: The City as Collector
This discussion will explore what it means for a city to collect, or for a museum to collect objects relating to the history and artistic production of cities.
November 25, 2020
Old Masters, New Spaces: Historical Art in Modernist Buildings
This discussion will place the Frick’s venture in the context of other modernist spaces in which historical collections have been displayed.
November 20, 2020
Retrieving Lost Identities: The Black Figure in Art, Past and Present
One of the most urgent and compelling topics shaping the art world today is the pictorial representation of the black figure— a complex and highly charged subject whose dynamics extend far beyond the studio, gallery, and classroom.
September 8, 2020
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On Sundays, we revisit past TEFAF fairs by resharing photos from our community.
Discovered in 1891 near the Valley of Kings, the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund supported the restoration of three coffin sets from the collection of the @rijksmuseumvanoudheden.
TEFAF is proud to share a recent acquisition by @fondationcustodia of “Sketch of a Peacock and Hunting Trophies” by Jan Weenix. Presented by @bob.haboldt at #TEFAFMaastricht 2019.