ENCHANTING RUIN: TINTERN ABBEY AND ROMANTIC TOURISM IN WALES
I am indebted to Dr. Peggy Daub and Dr. Kathy Beam of the Special Collections Library for their invitation to curate this project, and to Dr. Daub especially for her generous assistance, advice and enthusiasm throughout the process. Sarah Rentz and Colleen Theisen of the Special Collections Library were instrumental in the organization and publication of the exhibition materials. Conservators Shannon Zachary, Leyla Lau-Lamb and Morgan Jones were all gifted and accommodating, even when confronted with strange artifacts. Terri Geitgey of the Scholarly Publishing Office worked tirelessly on the digitization of original materials and construction of the online version. The web exhibition is beautifully designed by Julia Mitchell.
I gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Windsor and in particular the Humanities Research Group, which awarded me a fellowship that coincided with the completion phase of this exhibition and catalogue. The Tintern Abbey web installation is co-sponsored by CADW, the Abbey Hotel, Tintern, and IQEye security. Alex McKay’s work appears with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.
C. S. Matheson
Dept. of English
University of Windsor