Pretty scathing review of Tiffany Jenkins, Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums…and Why They Should Stay There (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. ix, 369. ISBN 9780199657599) by Johanna Hanink, Brown University in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.12.06.
Despite the sensationalistic claims made in the introduction and in the splashy marketing material, Keeping Their Marbles contributes almost nothing to (and arguably even sets back) the broader, evolving, and ever more sophisticated conversation about critical heritage studies, which should be a matter of concern to everyone who reads BMCR. The book is a diatribe—and not a very well-researched, well-documented, or well-written one—that has been dressed, advertised, and reviewed as an authoritative monograph issued by one of our field’s flagship presses.Th review itself is a nicely-written piece. I have not read the book.