PhD in architectural history, University of Toronto; BA in art history and religious studies, Brown University.
Megan Aldrich began her career in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She curated the exhibition on the Crace firm of decorators at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery in Sussex in 1990 and edited the accompanying publication.
She has contributed to the catalogues of the Pugin (1995) and Beckford (2001) exhibitions held at the Bard Center in New York, and her book Gothic Revival (1994) was awarded the Banister Fletcher prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects. She has lectured and published widely, edited the journal Furniture History (2001-05), and has contributed to BBC and Channel 4 television programmes.
She is currently editing a book of essays by Institute faculty exploring how we understand the concept of authenticity when applied to works of art.