Art Consultancy

Fine Art Consultation

Art portfolio support for:
Family Offices  •  Strategy & Development for the Cultural Sector  •  Due Diligence on Fine Art transactions  •  Private Client & Gallery Logistics  •  Entry level training programme on the art world


One and two-day intensive art instruction course for individuals working for art collectors and family offices with fine art portfolios. This two-part course teaches those with little or no knowledge the basics of the art world, Part I explains the art market and what is involved in the study of art history. Part II covers the management, care and handling of valuable objects along with the full scope of collectors’ services.   Following successful course completion delegates receive a certificate to demonstrate to future employers that they understand the important aspects of working with art portfolios, that they understand the processes, the vocabulary and characteristics of the sector. They will also learn where and how to arrange the most reliable resources in the art world including contracting services.

Adapted for Superyacht crew, The Practical Care of On-board Art Collections was specifically developed for yacht managers and staff working for UHNW clients in association with JJ Yonnet Formations  in Nice on the Cote d’Azur where regular consultations are offered to support this sector. One of the major benefits of the programme is the ongoing support provided for delegates in their day to day work serving UHNW individuals around the world.


Pandora Mather-Lees
Art Consultant

Assistance with the due diligence process, managing collections and contracting trusted and reliable services through access to a range of resources gathered over years of industry experience. These include valuations for estate monitoring and succession, storage, transport, installation, conservation, technical analysis, exhibition and registrar services, financing, insurance and other art management related services. We do not provide art brokerage but work with a brokerage and through participation in the Art Due Diligence Group. We are able to assist with buying at auction, offering access to specialist objects off-market.


We also offer assistance with strategy and development for established businesses or start-ups in the creative sector. We can also support sales management and help in developing partnerships and creating market exposure. We also offer companies the opportunity to outsource part of their sales management cost effectively.


We can arrange logistics in the specialist moving of art, antiques and valuable objects for private clients. This luxury removals service includes climate-controlled storage facilities, bonded warehousing, customised crating.

Installation for private residences, galleries and art fairs can be arranged along with full White Glove service. Our respectful, reliable, courteous teams provide a fully confidential service.

European transportation is available weekly from Paris to Provence and the Cote d’Azur including Monaco via arrangements with the Monegasque authorities.


We are members of The Art Due Diligence Group (ADDG), a joined up expert due diligence service for clients wanting to know the steps that should be undertaken prior to a high value art sale taking place or before any artwork is taken to market.

This is a user-friendly and helpful system for examining artworks and obtaining the necessary professional opinions that should be sought when dealing with a high value artwork or a collection of artworks. Comprised of a specially selected team of experts with years of experience in the art market, the ADDG realised the need to combine its collective expertise because of the situations encountered in today’s art market.   As the price of art has risen sharply, regulation has become tighter, the process has become complex, new markets have emerged, a new breed of collector has entered the market and the stakes are now high meaning that there is much to lose through lack of compliance, knowledge and process.

FORENSIC ANALYSIS is offered as part of this procedure. Scientific examination informs conservation and condition reporting and provide specialist documentation of the object. Imaging and materials analysis coupled with technical art history expertise enables authenticity and attribution of paintings to add value and verify authorship.

The various imaging services are popular with UHNW art collectors who like to have ultra high resolution images as documentary evidence of their art portfolios and to reveal any under-drawing (pentimenti) in the painting. Rather like having a property survey, buyers can operate in the market with confidence because they have a sound and accurate appraisal of the asset. These findings are critical to facilitating a sale or investment and clients benefit the most before they invest – to establish good practice and to mitigate risk and uncertainty in the market.


An Art Historian and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Pandora’s career includes over 20 years at Board level in the cultural sector, focusing on business strategy, marketing and development.

As VP, Global Sales at Artnet, Pandora worked extensively with galleries and auction houses in New York, Paris and London enabling them to promote their works online. As MD of Bridgeman Art Library, she brought the world’s great art collections to the commercial market for the benefit of publishers, print and digital media, educational institutions and for major licensing projects.   She has worked closely with artists, galleries, private collectors, museums and auctions houses to manage copyright, licensing and collaborative art projects. Having worked closely with artists for many years placing their works as part of a digital asset management system. Her expertise includes creating taxonomies and classifications of art together with various artistic themes for designers and publishers of high end fine art prints. Pandora has a cultural network of carefully developed resources in the arts including specialist experts, consultants in valuations, insurance, financing, art loans, technical analysis, logistics, photography, conservation, cleaning and framing.

Widely travelled in the museum world globally, she has also studied in France, Germany and Italy. Pandora’s areas of interest are classical Greek & Roman art, 18th century neoclassicism in décor, early 20th century Abstraction, Expressionism and the Surrealists.

Pandora holds a first-class degree in the History of Art from Manchester University and an MSt. in Ancient History from Keble College, Oxford and is a member of the Association of Art Historians, The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Fellow of the RSA.