Every year, TEFAF donates up to EUR 50,000 to one or two museum conservation projects, selected by an independent panel of international experts.
The recipients of the 2018 TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund are the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA), Portugal and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), USA.
In the USA the fund will support the restoration of Portrait of a Woman with a Gold Chain, by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, one half of a pair of oval paintings gifted to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) in the late 19th century. The portrait has been on near constant view and has not been treated for 50 years. Each project aims to present to visitors the original beauty of each work, preserving cultural heritage for generations to come.