The Museum of Utah will be located on the first floor of the new North Capitol Building, with architecture echoing the classical style of the beloved Utah State Capitol (designed by Utah architect Richard K.A. Kletting).
The 1912 building underwent an extensive historical renovation from 2004 to 2008, safeguarding the structure from earthquake damage and restoring the building’s original design features and artwork.
The new North Capitol Building will include collections storage and preservation space on the garden level and legislative offices on the upper floors. The building’s lobby will include an atrium that extends to the roof. First-floor galleries will showcase museum exhibits.
TIMELINE, FUNDING, AND ARCHITECTURAL AND EXHIBIT PLANNING
The Utah State Legislature provided initial funding for the project in 2019, with additional funding in 2021 for design and construction of the Museum of Utah.
The Museum of Utah is scheduled to open in 2026.