TEFAF Maastricht 2023 Announces Events Programme

TEFAF Maastricht’s 2023 schedule of events, talks, and tours is set to enrich visitors’ experience of the leading international art fair.

TEFAF is a not-for-profit foundation that champions expertise and diversity in the global art community, evidenced in the exhibitors selected for its two fairs, which take place annually in Maastricht and New York. TEFAF acts as an expert guide for both private and institutional collectors, which inspires lovers and buyers of art everywhere.

The 36th edition of TEFAF Maastricht will see a broad and dynamic curation of talks, events, and tours for its visitors: TEFAF Talks, TEFAF Meet the Experts, and TEFAF Tours. The program tracks the lead-up to and duration of TEFAF Maastricht itself, commencing on March 8th and concluding on March 19th, 2023. TEFAF Talks will comprise interactive panel discussions to build and challenge conceptions of art history, collecting, and the art market. TEFAF Meet the Experts is a program of interactive conversations with internationally prominent exhibitors, centering on major object highlights across the fair, each a piece of immense historical and cultural merit. Finally, TEFAF Tours are expert-guided explorations of the fair, designed to enable visitors both private and institutional to deepen their knowledge of collecting categories, movements, or themes of interest.

Opening the 2023 program on March 11th is a talk by the Financial Times with three art collectors who have their own foundations explaining why and how they created them. The panel features Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Harald Falckenberg and Joop van Caldenborgh; the panel is moderated by Georgina Adam.

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TEFAF is also partnering with influential art networks and councils including CODART, the international network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art, and ICOM-CC, the international council of museums – committee for conservation, to enrich and contextualize the 2023 program.

Apollo Magazine, and AD France will also moderate talks with leading figures in the decorative arts, including representatives from the Van Gogh Museum, Hispanic Society Museum & Library, and Mobilier national.

Within the 2023 program, the Art Business Conference is hosted at TEFAF Maastricht with an exclusive series of talks on Friday March 10th on collecting in the corporate space, tackling how corporate collecting will grow in the future, and the inherent concerns of financialization in the art market.

TEFAF Talks presented by Financial Times
Inside the Private Museum
Three collectors on the phenomenon of private museums in the 21st century
Saturday, March 11th

A growing phenomenon of the 21st century, over 400 private art museums are currently established around the world—of which more than half were created in the past two decades. What are the motivations behind these institutions? What are the challenges a collector faces when their private collection becomes public? What unique considerations are there in preserving the legacies of these collections?

In this panel, these questions are explored by three art collectors who have built their own foundations and opened their collections to the public: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin; Harald Falckenberg of Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg; and Joop van Caldenborgh of Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar.

TEFAF Talks are interactive panel discussions exploring today’s most fascinating topics in the worlds of art, antiques, and design. Paired with leading content partners, these talks showcase the knowledge of leading experts in the broader TEFAF community. This talk is presented in partnership with the Financial Times and moderated by Georgina Adam, contributor to the FT and author of the recently published The Rise and Rise of the Private Art Museum (Lund Humphries, 2022).

Joop van Caldenborgh, Chairman of the Board, Stichting Voorlinden
Harald Falckenberg, Collector, Sammlung Falckenberg
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Georgina Adam, journalist and author

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