"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.
Tours with Andrew Spira
Art & Architecture of Puglia | October 20239th Oct - 15th Oct 2023Tour Director: Andrew Spira£2295
From Bologna to Parma: A Feast for the Soul & Senses | November 20236th Nov - 12th Nov 2023Tour Director: Andrew Spira£2395
Danube River Cruise | September 202313th Sep - 21st Sep 2023Tour Directors: Nicholas Wearne, Ashley Solomon, Judy Brown, Andrew Spira, Emilie Capulet, Sarah Burles, Tom Abbott, & John Bryden£3395
Art & Architecture of Puglia (Register Interest) | November 202418th Nov - 24th Nov 2024Tour Director: Andrew Spira£TBC
Jewels of the Loire: Châteaux and Gardens | May 202421st May - 28th May 2024Tour Director: Andrew Spira£3195
From Bologna to Parma: A Feast for the Soul & Senses | November 202411th Nov - 17th Nov 2024Tour Director: Andrew Spira£2995