A nationally recognized scholar on late Victorian and Arts and Crafts design, Ms. Robertson holds her master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Material Culture at the University of Delaware and her bachelor’s degree in history and French from Oberlin College. This fall she is serving as an adjunct faculty member in the Master’s Program in the History of the Decorative Arts at the Smithsonian Institution/Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington. She has worked with such institutions as the Darwin Martin House Restoration (Frank Lloyd Wright, Buffalo, New York), Stonehurst (H.H. Richardson, Waltham, Massachusetts); and the Ayer Mansion (Louis Comfort Tiffany, Boston).
Her published works includes the essay “Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School” for the catalogue accompanying the traveling exhibition International Arts & Crafts (Victoria and Albert Museum, 2005-6). Ms. Robertson has recently published an expanded second edition of her book The Domestic Scene (1897–1927): George M. Niedecken, Interior Architect (University of Wisconsin Press and Milwaukee Art Museum: 2008).