Exclusively for Members

An exclusive tour for Members of the Ashmolean

Meet at St. Giles entrance to the Museum at 4.45pm

Please note this is a repeat of the 20 August tour

Booking is essential

With Shailendra Bhandare, Ashmolean Curator of South Asian and Far-Eastern Coins and Paper Money

Join curator Shailendra Bhandare for a private after-hours tour of our new exhibition, Money Talks: Art, Society & Power, exploring the place of money in our world through different artistic lenses and the way currency and art come together in design and culture to promote or challenge our views.

This small, group tour is a wonderful opportunity to discover the stories behind the over 100 objects on display. These include artworks from Rembrandt to Warhol, as well as Roman, Chinese and Islamic coins, Art Nouveau banknotes, and the artwork for the currency featuring Kings Edward VIII and Charles III, on display for the first time.

King Edward VIII 1937 Royal Mint coin

One of a set of Edward VIII coin pattern designs made before the King abdicated, 1937 © Royal Mint Museum

Hand-coloured etching of Midas transmuting all into Paper by James Gillray, made in 1797

MIDAS, Transmuting all into GOLD PAPER, James Gillray, hand-coloured etching on laid paper © New College Oxford

Draft artwork for 50-crown note for the Austro-Hungarian Bank, Koloman Moser, 1902 in gouache & coloured pencil on graph paper

Draft artwork for 50-crown note for the Austro-Hungarian Bank, Koloman Moser, 1902, gouache & coloured pencil on graph paper © Money Museum of the Austrian National Bank


Shailendra will share his reflections on the intersections between money and art and the way artists have long explored and commented upon the balance between power and wealth through using money artistically in novel ways.


Tickets are £17 each and are available to Ashmolean Members only


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