Tiffany Jenkins is an author, academic, broadcaster and columnist who writes a weekly column on social and cultural issues in the Scotsman. Her writing credits include BBC Culture, the Independent, the Art Newspaper, the Guardian and Spectator. She has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, Department of Law and was previously the director of the Arts and Society Programme at the Institute of Ideas. She divides her time between London and Edinburgh.
She has been researching the value of the arts and advising on cultural policy for the Norwegian government, with scholars and practitioners at University of Oslo, the Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras, and the National Touring Network for Performing Arts. As part of this, she contributed a comparative study of cultural education in England and Norway.
Her book Keeping Their Marbles: How Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums and Why They Should Stay There was published by OUP 2016 to great critical acclaim. She is also the author of Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority.
She was the presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Beauty and the Brain’, which explored what science can tell us about art, and has written and presented a narrative history of secrecy, which will be broadcast on Radio 4 in autumn 2016.