About Tiffany Jenkins



Tiffany Jenkins is a writer, author and broadcaster. Her last book Keeping Their Marbles: How Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums and Why They Should Stay There (OUP) was published in 2016 to critical acclaim; described in the Sunday Times  review as ‘an outstanding achievement, clear-headed, wide-ranging and incisive. 

BTSATMSShe is the host of the  Behind the Scenes at the Museum  podcast, in which she talks to key figures about the big ideas rocking the cultural world, charting the trends and dissecting the controversies. Listen to the recent episode: How to solve a problem like Titian’s Tarquin and Lucretia. 

Tiffany wrote and presented the BBC Radio 4 series  A Narrative History of Secrecy, & Contracts of Silence on the rights, wrongs of Non Disclosure Agreements. She is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the Department of Art History, a former visiting fellow at the London School of Economics in the Department of Law, and holds a PhD in sociology. She is author of Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority, and editor of Political Culture: Soft Interventions and Nation Building

Tiffany is current writing a book provisionally titled, The Rise and Fall of Private Life (for Picador)


Contact her via her agent, Toby Mundy.

Photo: Chris Close.