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New Collaboration Offers Superyacht Crew Training for Fine Art

As the importance of caring for valuable fine art on superyachts grows, Pandora Art Services (Art on Superyachts Programme) is delighted to announce a partnership with one of the yacht industry's most respected crew training companies, Alex Parker Larkin. The partnership will allow Alex Parker Larkin and Pandora Art Services to offer an additional and vital service to its clients, that of training in the care of the art collections which it delivers to the vessels.

The training will focus on the topic of excellence in onboard art management to earn a certificate in the practical care of onboard art collections. The training will include both appreciation of the art collection, logistics and handling of paintings and many other valuable materials on board. All these objects can often appear simple and expendable, yet their value can run into six or seven figures, meaning that if they do become damaged, the owner incurs a serious loss. This runs deeper than financial cost, to unhappy owners, aesthetics and moreover a loss to the history of art and our cultural heritage.

Alex Parker Larkin is a luxury hospitality specialist and Pandora Mather-Lees is an art historian and art market professional meaning that both have entered the yachting profession from longstanding careers in the art and hospitality worlds in the UK respectively.

Alex Parker Larkin states: “I am truly excited to work with Pandora to offer this specialised course that every Interior crew member should undertake. From the first time we made contact, it was obvious that we shared the same passion to offer vital knowledge to protect and maintain precious investments on superyachts, our combined knowledge and experience means that we can consolidate facts, advice and know-how and ensure crew members are confident in caring for art on board.”

From this partnership, both organisations will work together to offer an intensive one-day training course at The Generator by the quay in Exeter, Devon, a trendy waterside workplace. This is a fantastic opportunity for any interior crew or any crew members wanting to learn more about legal export compliance.

Covering all the risks you might encounter with fine art, design and luxury items coming on board or leaving the vessel, this unique course will broaden your knowledge and give delegates the confidence to handle and care for different types of art in the correct way.

This course will take place on 4 June from 9-5pm followed by a champagne reception.

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