An exciting trip to Europe has been organized in spring to coincide with The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), which will be held in Maastricht from 16th to 25th March 2012. TEFAF made its debut in 1988, presenting primarily old masters' works. Apart from these masterpieces, more than 30,000 works of art, including porcelain, sculptures, jewellery, photographs, glass, drawings, prints and classical antiquities will be exhibited at this year's Fair. Participants will attend the exclusive champagne Gala Preview to mark TEFAF's 25th anniversary on 15th March 2012.
Occupying over 31,000 sq.m. of space at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre, TEFAF is often regarded as a museum showcasing a myriad of exquisite museumquality items covering the past 7,000 years. Robin Markbreiter, Director and Executive Editor of Arts of Asia Publications Ltd., will introduce us to prominent gallery owners and exhibitors when he guides us through the premises.
The highlights of Berlin, selected by Professor Puay-peng Ho, Director of School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, include the Neues Museum, Berlinische Galerie, Reichstag, Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, Humboldt-Box, Berlinische Galerie and Hamburger Bahnhof. But the ultimate highlight of the Berlin tour is the rare privilege to view the treasures and wall paintings kept in the vault of the Dahlem Museum fur Asiatische Kunst, which German explorers took from Central Asian expeditions conducted in the early 20th century. Our program also gives us the opportunity to attend a concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Enroute, attractions include UNESCO World Heritage sites, historical landmarks, modern architecture, famous museums exhibiting artists and paintings of world renown, not to mention the opportunity to savour the fine culinary traditions of legendary chefs in restaurants located in Luxembourg, Germany and The Netherlands.
The trip is now full. We are grateful to members for their enthusiastic participation which gives our committee a greater incentive to plan for more exciting trips in the future. Thank you!