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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

Manet of the Valleys: rare portrait of the artist's bespectacled cousin to be restored by National Museum Wales

Painting will undergo extensive technical examination and cleaning thanks to €20,000 grant from Tefaf fund

Tefaf Maastricht 2021 cancelled after multiple delays

The cancellation of the Dutch art fair, scheduled for this September, casts some doubt on whether Art Basel will go ahead as planned just a fortnight later

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

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

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

Tefaf cancels postponed autumn edition in New York

Citing international travel restrictions and the city's strict reopening plan following coronavirus lockdown, the fair's organisers say too many uncertainties remain

Nanne Dekking steps down as Tefaf chairman, replaced by Hidde van Seggelen

Art dealer takes the reins of the fair's executive committee, while four women join the board of trustees

Mona Lisa, Rembrandt and Venus enjoy a well-earned rest during lockdown

After the coronavirus pandemic, we will need our museums' masterpieces as never before

Tefaf Maastricht comes under fire as Covid-19 cases surge among the fair's attendees

Infected participants criticise fair’s decision to open in March as virus was spreading

US dealers rush to leave Maastricht as Trump’s European travel ban causes confusion

Aiming to stop the spread of coronavirus, the suspension begins at midnight on Friday and is expected to last 30 days

In unprecedented move, Tefaf Maastricht shuts early due to coronavirus

Dutch fair will close tonight following news that an exhibitor has tested positive for the disease

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

Fairs in a time of coronavirus: trepidation turns to relief at a quieter—but not disastrous—Tefaf Maastricht

It was touch and go as to whether the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair would go ahead, but so far most exhibitors seem relieved even if business is slower

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: an expert's guide to three niche collecting areas

Delving into the arms and armour, contemporary ceramics and French design at this year's fair

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

Maastricht adventures: Tefaf exhibitors reveal what they get up to while banished from the fair on vetting day

From castles and cathedrals to baring it all at a spa, there is plenty to keep dealers' nerves at bay while the vetters move in

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

Inside the Chinese art market: The Art Newspaper meets Kejia Wu

The author of the Tefaf Art Market Report talks about China's art market in the last four decades, from state-controlled antiques shops to competition from Western galleries

Interview by Gareth Harris. , video production by David Clack
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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

Powerful collectors open up in Tefaf Maastricht's Chinese art market report

New study, released today, covers 40-year history of the country's market and reveals many private art museums run at a loss

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Vexed issue of vetting: force for good or conflict of interests?

Tefaf Maastricht's removal of art trade professionals as voting members of its vetting committee raises the wider question of the role of self-policing by fairs

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

London art dealer Richard Green sued by US tycoon over €5m Old Master purchases

Gary Klesch claims undisclosed provenance led him to pay higher price for two paintings by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Salomon van Ruysdael

Tefaf brings management of New York fairs under European control as Artvest agreement ends

Netherlands-based organisation will oversee events as two-year agreement with US firm expires, but Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin remain as shareholders


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

Latin America's colonial art captivates a new generation

Two touring exhibitions are highlighting the explosion of global interest in viceregal period

Getting to know the real Tintoretto

A string of exhibitions celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Venetian master’s birth will help to bring him back into favour

The jewel in Tefaf's crown

We spoke to a few specialists about the jewellery trade ahead of the fair

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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

Tefaf trends: Sweden is in, England is out, but Italy is always in vogue

Melanie Gerlis sets the scene for six specialist collecting categories at this year’s Maastricht fair

Lessons in collecting from the court of Charles I

He relied on advisers such as Van Dyck to guide his acquisitions. How different is the art of connoisseurship today?

Tefaf’s new chairman: ‘There needs to be less secrecy about everything’

Nanne Dekking, thinks transparency will push fairs into the 21st century

A day in the life of… a Tefaf vetter

Maastricht is famous for its tough vetting procedures, but what is it really like to be on the fair’s expert team?

Tefaf drops comprehensive art market report

Maastricht-based fair organisation deems more targeted reports a greater service to dialogue

Tefaf Maastricht announces second preview day for 2018 and 16 new exhibitors

Responding to complaints that the preview day has become overcrowded, the fair in 2018 will hold two invitation only opening days

TEFAF Maastricht reaches beyond its European core

Chairman Ben Janssens has spent the year charming galleries and collectors in other continents

TEFAF '10 fair report: Galleries bring out their best for Maastricht fair

Art and antiques fair builds on last year’s success of attracting high-spending collectors with a new section devoted to works on paper

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Droit de suite is pushing art sales away from Europe

New report concludes that the levy mainly benefits artists’ estates