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This year TEFAF is celebrating its silver jubilee in the Chinese year of the water dragon. As many of you will know, Clemens Van der Ven is one of the founders of TEFAF Maastricht. The move from Valkenburg to the new MECC building – in 1988 – and establishment of The European Fine Art Foundation, was to be a crucial turning point in the history of the fair.

DUTCH COURAGE

A little known fact is, that Clemens gave his personal financial guarantee for the first rental fee of the new venue. This underlined his unwavering vision and belief in the future of the fair, and ensured TEFAF became what it is today: the world’s leading international art and antiques fair.

One of the celebratory events coinciding with the fair, is the exhibition ‘25 Years of TEFAF Masterpieces in Museum aan het Vrijthof’. This exhibition celebrates the reopening of the newly refurbished museum, which was made possible with TEFAF funds. 25 dealers who have participated in the fair for 25 years, will each exhibit an object in their specialist field.

We will be represented by a fabulous Tang period Terracotta Lokapala, on loan from a private collector. www.museumaanhetvrijthof.nl

TEFAF continues to innovate wherever possible. This year it introduces a handy app for iphone and Android which can be downloaded for free from the TEFAF website. For this and practical information about the fair see www.tefaf.com

During the fair we can be reached on tel: +31-(0)653-178521 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking forward to meeting you personally during TEFAF 25 or in our gallery in the future. Chinese Art Exhibitions We are lucky to have been treated to several Chinese art exhibitions in The Netherlands last year. Two shows run into spring and are certainly worth visiting. This is the inaugural exhibition of the spectacularly refurbished museum. It celebrates the glories of the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and its arts. Some 150 wonderful objects of glass, silver, gold, earthenware and stone show the craftsmanship of China’s Golden Age.

www.drentsmuseum.nl