Custodian J.W. Williams, who has worked at Carnegie Museums for 38 years, sanitizes the handrail leading up to the Scaife Galleries at Carnegie Museum of Art.

Custodian J.W. Williams, who has worked at Carnegie Museums for 38 years, sanitizes the handrail leading up to the Scaife Galleries at Carnegie Museum of Art.

Photo: Joshua Franzos

The Caretakers

From conservators to custodians, a small and nimble team of museum staff kept Carnegie Museums’ treasures—and each other—safe during the extended COVID-19 closure.

By Julie Hannon



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