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From a Roly-Poly chair to a 15th-century illuminated manuscript made for the King of France: five highlights from Tefaf Online

Our pick of items that are for sale via the fair's online platform, which replaces the IRL fair which had been scheduled to run this week in Maastricht

British Museum to restore glass artefacts shattered in Beirut explosion

Eight vessels from the Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut will undergo conservation thanks to €25,000 grant from Tefaf fund

Tefaf Maastricht 2021 postponed again—this time to September

Dutch art fair will now run immediately before the delayed Art Basel, while Tefaf New York Spring has been cancelled altogether this year

Ancient Greek bust of Hercules dug up in a garden will now appear in virtual reality at Tefaf Online

ArtAncient has created a VR experience of the marble bust to enliven the digital version of the now-cancelled New York fair

Tefaf Maastricht shifts back from March to May as Covid-19 disruption extends into 2021

The 34th edition of the Dutch art fair will run from 31 May to 6 June, two days shorter than normal, while the fate of Tefaf New York Spring hangs in the balance

French dealer sues over Egyptian stele seized on way to Tefaf New York

Legal case brought against antiquities expert who also sold an allegedly looted golden sarcophagus to the Metropolitan Museum last year, while an arrest is made in Germany

All change at Tefaf: finance chief takes on managing director role as art fair reduces New York staff

Charlotte van Leerdam will take on additional role as organiser of Maastricht and New York events as Sofie Scheerlinck steps down and chief executive is not replaced

Latest art fair to succumb to coronavirus: Tefaf New York Spring postponed to autumn, swallowing up sister fair

Event has now moved to the dates normally occupied by Tefaf New York Fall, which has been scrapped as a result but will return in 2021, organisers say

Tefaf Maastricht exhibitor tests positive for coronavirus

Art dealer did not show any symptoms at the fair and was diagnosed in his home town on Monday

Dickinson sells €15m Van Gogh painting at Tefaf Maastricht—the highest value reported sale so far at the Dutch fair

Peasant Woman in front of a Farmhouse, once sold in a farmyard auction for £4, sold to a private collector

The Tefaf Maastricht wish list: what to buy at this year's fair

A dazzling diamond tiara, a Rococo monkey teapot, a Van Gogh rescued from a farm sale and a saucy Greek vessel are among the highlights on the stands

Tefaf Maastricht will go ahead despite three exhibitors pulling out so far over coronavirus fears

Some US museum staff will apparently not attend the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair this week, while many galleries remain defiant in the face of a "tough" fair ahead

The €15m Van Gogh which was once sold in a farmyard auction for just £4

Now heading to Maastricht, the painting of a peasant cottage will be a highlight of the Tefaf fair

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Tefaf boss Patrick van Maris—who took the fair brand to New York—quits

The president and chief executive of the Dutch fair group since 2015 will leave at the end of May

Watch out Frieze, here comes Tefaf with its mac and cheese

Sales to the Upper East Side set may take their time at the New York fair, but they do happen and exhibitors praise its slick presentation and diverse offering

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Tefaf chairman Nanne Dekking speaks out about sexual abuse at Amsterdam 'cult'

Opening up about his traumatic experiences as a young man, he says the industry must act to improve transparency and diversity

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From tribal art to Old Master paintings, taking the market's temperature at Tefaf Maastricht

As the Dutch fair opened its 32nd edition, we spoke to exhibitors across four sectors about the state of the market

Tefaf and Artvest tussle over management of New York fairs

Papers show Tefaf sought New York Supreme Court ruling releasing it from obligation to employ Artvest for bi-annual fairs

Margaret Carrigan. with additional reporting by Anna Brady

Tefaf drops dealers and auction house specialists from vetting committees

Move brings Dutch and New York art fairs in line with each other

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US fairs help bring new blood to Tefaf Maastricht

The success of Tefaf New York Spring this year marked a sea-change

Art as collateral is risky, dealers say in report released by Tefaf and ArtTactic

Art-backed lending to galleries is estimated to account for 8% to 10% of the total market in 2017

Highlights from Tefaf New York Spring

Second edition of Manhattan fair might lack Frieze's contemporary edge, but it has grown-up appeal


Is Tefaf New York Spring favouring mega-galleries over Maastricht regulars?

Fair’s second edition attracts new high profile exhibitors, but some dealers complain that US expansion has prompted a departure from Dutch fair's historical roots

Art marketanalysis

Tradition in flux: the shifting landscape of Tefaf Maastricht

With new exhibitors, two preview days and refreshed floor plan, the grande dame of art and antiques fair is changing, albeit slowly

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Sale of Diego Giacometti floor lamp at TEFAF confirms that design is well and truly in vogue

Dealers cite the design section's new position as the reason for this year's exceptional sales, in proximity to contemporary art dealers

TEFAF Basel under new management

The coordination of the fair will be taken over by Messe Basel

TEFAF Basel proves a strong venue for antiquities dealers

Second fair surpasses first in sales for certain subjects

Despite a slow start, enthusiasm for the Antique is evident at the TEFAF Basel

The TEFAF Basel saw only 12,500 visitors, but some good sales nonetheless. Could the organisers have promoted it more?

TEFAF Basel to open this month

A big new event organised by the Maastricht team but with concessions to its Swiss location. Will it work?