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Dear reader,

Thank you for your interest in the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund 2024.

Established in 1988, The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent organization for fine art, antiques, and design. TEFAF runs two fairs internationally - TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history, and TEFAF New York, focused on Modern and Contemporary Art & Design.

TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund
The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund (TMRF) was established in 2012 and since then has supported significant restorations by internationally renowned museums all over the world. Motivated by a desire from TEFAF’s community to give back to the museums and the public, it aims “to support and promote the professional restoration and related scholarly research of significant museum artworks from around the world and through the ages”. Each year, a maximum of €50.000 will be allocated to projects. The Committee of independent experts usually selects two winners to receive each € 25,000 to support their restoration project. 

The Committee
Rachel Kaminsky (USA), Dr Kenson Kwok (Singapore), Carol Pottasch (NL), Ashok Roy (UK), and Sir Nicholas Penny (UK) make up the international committee of independent experts which will make the decision for the grant of the Fund.

The application process
All public museums are welcome to apply for this year's grant by completing this application form latest Monday, October 2nd, 2023. It is allowed to submit a restoration project that has already started, and it is not necessary for it to be completed before it is announced in TEFAF’s communications and/or at one of the upcoming fairs in Maastricht or New York. 

Please find more information on the Fund, the Committee member expertises, Terms & Conditions, guidelines and the previous supported projects via the TEFAF website on the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund page (direct link in the TEFAF Museum Newsletter).

The application deadline
The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund 2024 application closes on Monday, October 2nd, 2023 18:00 CET. The Committee will review all applications during the month of October. TEFAF will get back to all applicants with news regarding the TMRF 2024 winner(s) early November 2023.

This application form
This application form consists out of 4 pages with question fields that need to be filled in: General information, Art object details, Restoration treatment and Budget form. Once you start the application you can continue clicking through the pages (also when already filled out) via the 'Prev(ious)' and 'Next' buttons. On page 4 we ask you to upload your Budget form . Once you are fully done, please submit the application form via the final gold button 'Done'. 

Point of contact
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to TEFAF's Relationships Manager Coco Bannenberg via or +31 20 303 64 02.

We wish you the best of luck!

Kind regards,