Dr. Shailendra Bhandare is Assistant Keeper, Ashmolean Museum and a Member of Faculty of Oriental Studies and a Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford. His area of expertise covers a wide range of subjects and themes pertaining to Indian Numismatics and monetary history. His research involves providing a wide range of historical contexts to coins from the Indian subcontinent covering two millenia. His papers have been featured in several publications, such as ‘Ashoka: Memory and History', (OUP, 2012). He most recently curated an exhibition titled 'Faster, Higher, Stronger: Money and the Olympics' at the Ashmolean Museum.