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Andrew Spira


"A very informed Tour Director who made his knowledge easily available and much enhanced my visit. Also very considerate of group members. Could not have done more."
"Andrew Spira, our superb authority on the architecture of the region in the context of its religious history... was able to comment on a particular fresco, icon or feature in a way which was always thought-provoking."
- ACE customers on a 2022 tour with Andrew Spira


Andrew studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and City University, London. For several years he was a specialist in Byzantine and Russian icons at the Temple Gallery, London, before working as a curator at the V&A Museum. Andrew was subsequently Programme Director at Christie’s Education, and has been leading tours to cultural sites in Russia, Armenia, Georgia and all across Europe for over 20 years. His recent publications include The Invention of the Self:  Personal Identity in the Age of Art (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020), Simulated Selves:  The Undoing of Personal Identity in the Modern World (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020) and Foreshadowed: Malevich's Black Square and Its Precursors (Reaktion Books, 2022).


Listen now to Andrew's episode about Botticelli, Perugino and Dürer on the hit podcast Travels Through Time, sponsored by ACE Cultural Tours.


Portrait photograph of Andrew Spira

Tours with Andrew Spira

Art & Architecture of Puglia
Art & Architecture of Puglia | November 2024
18th Nov - 25th Nov 2024Tour Director: Andrew Spira£3595

Art on the Côte d
Art on the Côte d'Azur (Second Departure) | June 2024
3rd Jun - 10th Jun 2024Tour Director: Andrew Spira£2995

Jewels of the Loire: Châteaux and Gardens
Jewels of the Loire: Châteaux and Gardens | May 2024
20th May - 27th May 2024Tour Director: Andrew Spira£3195

From Bologna to Parma: A Feast for the Soul & Senses
From Bologna to Parma: A Feast for the Soul & Senses | November 2024
11th Nov - 17th Nov 2024Tour Director: Andrew Spira£2995

Art on the Côte d
Art on the Côte d'Azur (Second departure) | September 2025
22nd Sep - 29th Sep 2025Tour Director: Andrew Spira£3095

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