Safety First – or into the brains and guts of the Henry with our operations team

One of the things museum blogs can offer is a behind-the-scenes look at museum operations. This post goes behind-the-scenes, below-the-scenes, and above-the-scenes.
During this week’s Wednesday staff meeting Visitor Services Supervisor Eric Carson and Henry Operations Manager Owen Santos led us deep into dark parts of the museum that most of us had never seen – the attic and the basement.

A little photo tour:

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You've seen the rotunda from this side?
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Here's what's behind those glowing windows - the attic!
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Henry Graphic designer Gabriel Stromberg and Executive Assistant and Board Relations Manager Gina Glascock-Broze experiencing the drama of the North Galleries' attic.
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What's above us? You might have noticed that some of the North Galleries are closed - that's because these skylights are getting a long-overdue makeover!
Our fearless leader, Sylvia Wolf - behind Sylvia is the vaulted ceiling of the North Galleries hallway.
Our fearless leader, Sylvia Wolf - behind Sylvia is the vaulted ceiling of the North Galleries hallway.
And what's below - it takes a lot to keep this cool art cool.
And what's below - it takes a lot to keep this cool art cool.
Those mythical tunnels under the University of Washington? They do exist!
Those mythical tunnels under the University of Washington? They do exist!
Ancient cave paintings in the concrete tunnels under the Henry.
Ancient cave paintings in the concrete tunnels under the Henry.

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