Penelope Jackson is an Art Historian having held roles at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Tauranga Art Gallery and Waikato Museum. The author of Edward Bullmore: A Surrealist Odyssey (2008) and The Brown Years: Nigel Brown (2009), she has contributed to The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and several journals including Art New Zealand, Art Monthly Australia, Studies in Travel Writing, Journal of Art Crime and Katherine Mansfield Studies. Jackson has also contributed chapters to Myriorama/Julia Morison (2008), Kermadec: Nine Artists Explore the South Pacific (2011) and Art Crime and its Prevention (2016). Jackson has also curated major exhibitions of the work of Dame Lynley Dodd and Jeff Thomson. A Trustee of the NZ Art Crime Research Trust, her book Art Thieves, Fakers and Fraudsters: The New Zealand Story was published in 2016 (Awa Press). In 2019 her book Females in the Frame: Women, Art, and Crime (Palgrave Macmillan) was published. In 2020 Jackson will be the recipient of a Michael King/University of Auckland writers residency.
Art Thieves, Fakers and Fraudsters: The New Zealand Story
A history of New Zealand's art crime.
Art Crime and Its Prevention [Chapter 7]
A handbook for collectors and Art Professionals. Edited by Arthur Tompkins.
Females in the Frame: Women, Art, and Crime