Date: Fri 23-Apr-1999
TEFAF Hands Over TEFAF Basel To Messe Basel
BASEL, SWITZERLAND -- TEFAF, the European Fine Art Foundation, and the Messe
Basel have agreed that in future the international art and antiques fair TEFAF
Basel will be organized by the Messe Basel, Switzerland.
The TEFAF Basel fair has been conducted since 1995 and has established itself
as one of the important art and antiques fairs worldwide. In particular, it
has created a platform for classical antiquities, Oriental art and
ethnographic and Pre-Columbian art.
TEFAF will concentrate henceforth on organizing the yearly fair in Maastricht.
TEFAF has worked closely with the Messe Basel in organizing the TEFAF Basel.
TEFAF continues to support and promote this fair in Basel and will continue
under its new management.
The fair will be further developed and organized in cooperation with the
international art trade. A new management will be formed, consisting of
previous TEFAF Basel Board members and other personalities from the
international art trade. This management will, together with the Messe Basel,
decide and publish the concept and timing of the next art and antiques fair in