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Friday, 1 April 2016

TEFAF 2016 | The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht | Art & Antiques Fair | MECC

TEFAF 2016 | Art & Antiques Fair Maastricht

Every spring for 25 years now, it’s been an annual tradition to visit TEFAF in Maastricht (Netherlands). I remember my very first time like it was yesterday. It was back in 1990, and it was a true feast for the eyes that managed to leave a lasting impression on me.
In this blog item, we pay a little visit to TEFAF 2016 in Maastricht (MECC). It’s safe to say that this annual event is something that people the world over are eager to visit.
This edition, I was in the company of several students Woodcarving. And what a pleasant and educational day it was!

Visit the TEFAF in Maastricht | Patrick Damiaens

TEFAF 2016

TEFAF Maastricht is without a doubt the most prestigious art fair in Europe. This art and antiques fair is visited by art lovers from all over the world. During the fair, which is traditionally held at the MECC (Exhibition and Congress Centre) in Maastricht, a wide variety of art forms are presented and sold.
From 11 to 20 March 2016, the MECC in Maastricht is transformed into the world’s leading art fair, TEFAF. Because TEFAF is such a trend-setting event, it can count itself among the most renowned art fairs in the world. That is why the fair manages to attract tens of thousands of visitors from home and abroad each year.

The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht | TEFAF 2016

All relevant information on TEFAF Maastricht 2016 can be found in the short summary below. You will find information regarding the location, opening hours, entrance fees, accessibility, etc.
Since 1975, every year, Maastricht becomes home to the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF). As the name already suggests, this fair is all about art. During the fair, a clear distinction is made between the different art forms. Every art form is put on display in its own section, with 9 sections in total. All forms of art are featured at the fair, ranging from statues to paintings and so much more.
TEFAF is especially renowned for its amazing display of antique works of art and has managed to carve out a name for itself in the art world. TEFAF is spread out over a surface of 31.000 square meters, which harbours approximately 35.000 art pieces that are “up for grabs”.

Every year, the fair can count on nearly 100.000 enthusiastic visitors, of which nearly half come from abroad: a clear indication of its worldwide fame! The fair has a very exclusive character, which doesn’t allow just any art gallery or art merchant to put things on display. Only the most prominent galleries and merchants make an appearance at this event.

TEFAF 2016

The fair is held at the MECC, which is short for Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre.
The entrance fee for TEFAF amounts to € 40 per person. If you would like a catalogue of the entire art exhibition, the price goes up to € 60 per person. For visitors who plan to visit TEFAF for several days, the season ticket might be a good option. For a total of € 100, this gives you unlimited access to the event for its entire duration.

The following is a short photo report on TEFAF 2016, with some of the lovely objects and art pieces, which I’ve managed to capture on film for you.

Alberto Di Castro Roma | Tefaf 2016

Röbbig München | Tefaf 2016

Antiques La Mésangère, Liege (B)

Antiques La Mésangère, Liege (B)

Galerie J.Kugel

Theo Daatselaar Fine Arts & Antiques | Tefaf 2016

Richard Redding Antiques Ltd

Kunsthandel Peter Mühlbauer

Antiques, Mallett, London


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