Andor Vince is a collections care advisor and consultant based in Auckland, New Zealand. Andor’s background is in archaeology where he was specialising in archeoastronomy. He then served a four-year apprenticeship in furniture restoration and making in Serbia. After his apprenticeship, he moved to England in 2003 to study furniture conservation-restoration at West Dean College (UK) where he gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Furniture Conservation and Restoration. He later gained a Master of Arts degree with Distinction in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University (UK). Andor has worked in the heritage sector in England since 2006, including the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service as a project conservator, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Museums as Collections Care Officer. Since 2018 he has been working as a freelance collections care consultant. He moved to New Zealand in 2022.
Andor holds a Diploma in Programme and Project Management (Chartered Management Institute, UK), a Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management (Institute of Leadership and Management, UK) and a Certificate in Managing risks for Collections (ICCROM).
Andor is currently studying towards Diploma in Positive Psychology Practitioner and Coach with Positive Psychology Guild (UK), pursuing his lifelong interest in Positive Leadership and Positive Organisations.
Andor has been a visiting lecturer at University College London, Camberwell College of Arts, and is a visiting lecturer at West Dean College, UK.