10 Maastricht galleries present local talents (up to 27 years old) during TEFAF. The talents registered following an Open Call that was distributed via the art academy, Jan van Eyck Academy and the Collaborating Studios Maastricht (SAM). A professional jury has made a selection from all the applications that will be presented. Each participating gallery will organize a special activity with these talents during one of the TEFAF days and will open its doors throughout the entire TEFAF.


Art Gallery

The SRAL Pop-up Conservation studio at
Rob van Rijn & Artichoque Art Gallery

Discover the Stories Behind Your Art

Have you unearthed hidden treasures in your grandparents’ attic? Perhaps painted landscapes or family portraits now obscured by nicotine and yellowed varnish? Are mysterious holes in your painting the work of woodworms or the aftermath of a spirited game of darts by your (grand)children?

Experts from the SRAL Conservation Studio Maastricht are ready to assess the condition and discuss restoration possibilities, providing tips for handling and preventive conservation in the future.

What to Expect:
Art Assessment: Bring your artwork to the SRAL Pop-up Conservation Studio, where our experts will meticulously evaluate its condition.

Restoration Consultation: Engage in insightful discussions about potential restoration options tailored to your artwork’s needs.

Expert Advice: Receive professional advice on handling and preserving your artwork for the long term.

Saturday 9-3 14.00 – 17.00
Sunday 10-3 14.00 – 17.00
Monday 11-3 15.00- 17.00 and
Tuesday 12-3 15.00 – 17.00

Location: Bredestraat 4, 6211 HC Maastricht

More information:
Julie Fassbender: j.fassbender@sral.nl or Erik Stroink: info@artichoque.nl

Guided tour 'The Maastricht of IAN'

In the Maastricht of around 1500, numerous artists and craftsmen were active. One of them was the renowned woodcarver Jan van Steffeswert. He carried out commissions for many churches and sextons in Maastricht, but his craftsmanship was also appreciated outside the city walls. Today, Van Steffeswert’s work can be admired in cities such as New York, Brussels, and Liege. The most extensive collection is housed in the Bonnefanten Museum, where one of his masterpieces is also on display: the Richly Adorned Lady, a small boxwood sculpture about 18 cm tall, acquired by the museum during the TEFAF in 2020. In addition to the impressive quality of his carvings, Van Steffeswert is known for signing his sculptures, a practice that was rare in the late Middle Ages. One of his signatures consisted of the three letters IAN.

During the walk, participants will be taken on the traces of IAN through Maastricht. Where did he work? Who were his patrons? How did he obtain his materials? These questions, along with aspects of sculpture restoration, will be discussed during the walk.

In collaboration with SRAL (Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg).


Sunday, March 10, 2024, 11:00-12:30 (Nederlands)

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 15:00-16:30 (English)

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 15:00-16:30 (Nederlands)

Registration is mandatory via Eventbrite:




Duration: 90 minutes

Participation is free of charge

Startingpoint of the tour: Helpoort (on the lawn opposite the Hoge Brug)