Penelope Jackson is an art historian and has held roles at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery and Tauranga Art Gallery. 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. Penelope has also contributed chapters to Myriorama/Julia Morison (2008), Kermadec: Nine Artists Explore the South Pacific (2011) and Art Crime and its Prevention (2016). She has also curated major exhibitions of the work of Dame Lynley Dodd and Jeff Thomson. A trustee of the New Zealand Art Crime Research Trust, her book Art Thieves, Fakers and Fraudsters: The New Zealand Story is due out in September 2016.