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. She is currently writing  The Rise and Fall of Private Life (for Picador). 

Tiffany wrote and presented the  BBC Radio 4 series  A Narrative History of Secrecy, which looked at how for centuries secrecy has been seen to serve a useful purpose, asking have we lost more than we have gained by abandoning our respect for the power and sanctity of secrecy?  For BBC Radio 4, she wrote and presented the Contracts of Silence on the rights, wrongs of Non Disclosure Agreements, after high profile cases in business, politics, and celebrity life on both sides of the Atlantic. In the podcast Behind the Scenes at the Museum   she talks to key figures about the big ideas rocking the cultural world, charting the trends and dissecting the controversies.

She is an Honorary Fellow in Art History at the University of Edinburgh, and a former visiting fellow at the London School of Economics in the Department of Law. She is also the author of Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority, and editor of Political Culture: Soft Interventions and Nation Building. 

She speaks regularly at conferences around the world and is an accomplished keynote speaker.


Contact her via her agent, Toby Mundy, here:

Toby Mundy Associates

6 Bayley Street, Bedford Square

London, WC1B 3HE

Telephone: (+44) 020 3713 0067

Photo: Chris Close.


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