Maastricht University during TEFAF

Maastricht University is organising a number of activities and events during The European Fine Art Fair - TEFAF:

12 – 26 March
Maastricht University TEFAF Tour

Explore academia at its finest under the guidance of Maastricht University students. Have a look behind the facades of its monumental buildings and learn a bit more about the most international university in the Netherlands. Click here for more information.

Thursday 14 March
Studium Generale lecture by Jan Six about Rembrandt

On the eve of the TEFAF and in the Rembrandt year, Jan Six gives a lecture about the art of looking. He takes the audience into his daily practice as an art dealer and researcher, based on his now world-famous discovery of Rembrandt's 'Portrait of a Young Man'. All kinds of facets of the art market, the academic world and his personal vision of art are discussed. The question of how you prove to the world that you have discovered a Rembrandt is central. Of course, Rembrandt's life and work are also discussed. Click here for more information.

Thursday 21 March
Inauguration & symposium TEFAF Oncology Chair
Prof. Lisa Coussens ‘Inflammation and Cancer – new targets for therapy in cancer’
Since 2006, the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is supporting international collaboration in cancer research by funding a special Chair of Oncology for visiting professors at GROW, the School for Oncology and Developmental Biology at Maastricht UMC+.

This year Prof. dr. Dr. Lisa Coussens, cancer biologist and vice-director of the Basic Research at the Knight Cancer Institute, at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland will be apointed. She specialises in immunotherapy against cancer.

The inauguration will take place on 21 March 21. Prior to the inauguration, a symposium will take place, entitled "The tumor micro-environment". Prof. Coussens has invited as guest speakers Michele De Palma - EPFL, Lausanne, Karin de Visser - Netherlands Cancer Institute and Mara Sherman - Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, USA).

24 - 27 March
MACCH Conference: Bridging the Gap. Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

This conference organised by the Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) in collaboration with the EU funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art (NACCA), and the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht aims to strengthen the exchange between theory and practice in the conservation of contemporary art by exploring promising practices (and failures) and by critically questioning its conditions and drawbackst. Next to the presentation of the 15 NACCA PhD projects, it will host several keynote lectures, panels and round tables.

The European Fine Art Fair
photo: Loraine Bodewes, courtesy TEFAF, exhibitor Lopez de Aragon Madrid