Andor Vince is Collection Care Officer. He supports collections care both within the Fitzwilliam Museum and across the other seven University of Cambridge Museums (UCM).
Andor gained a BSc (Hons) in Archaeology from the University of Belgrade in 1998. After short employment in archaeology he became an apprentice in a private furniture restoration workshop. In 2003, after four years of apprenticeship, he moved to the UK to undertake formal studies in furniture conservation-restoration at West Dean College. After his graduation he spent some time at the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties in Tokyo learning about traditional methods of lacquer ware. After returning to England he worked for the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service and at the same time studied towards a Masters degree in preventive conservation at Northumbria University. In 2008 he began an internship at the Fitzwilliam Museum, during which he also gained a certificate in project management.
Following his internship, he took up a post as Collection Care Officer at the Fitzwilliam, where he coordinates risk assessment for collections and assists in the development of collections care policies and procedures, maintenance and development of the emergency plan and environmental monitoring system. He runs the integrated pest management programme. Andor is responsible for coordinating specific collection care projects within the Museum and organising training sessions in care for collections.
Within the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) he works on developing relationships in collections care across UCM, the regional museums and a range of regional, national and international heritage bodies. He is also engaged in research in collections care and organises and assists with professional events such as master classes and conferences on collections care subjects.
He is a visiting lecturer at University College London (UCL), lecturing in managing projects in conservation and collection care, and at West Dean College, lecturing on preventive conservation in practice, including risk management for collections.