Dr Shailendra Bhandare will be conducting a special workshop on ancient coins and Gandhara for the multidisciplinary project: Gandhara Connections. The workshop is intended to offer a hands-on introduction to Kushan coinage and other coin traditions important for understanding the art and history of Gandhara.
The Gandhara Connections project is a three-year initiative by the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre (CARC), supported by the Bagri Foundation and the Neil Kreitman Foundation, to aid the study of the artistic production from the ancient region of Gandhara (an area roughly corresponding to northern Pakistan). It aims to stimulate new insights into Gandharan art and its links to the classical world of Greece and Rome, thousands of kilometres to the west.
A video of the event is now available on Gandhara Connection’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/GandharaConnections