Museum Of Utah
The objects, art works, and artifacts in the care of our department aren't simply collections of stuff. They are stories of the past that have shaped who we are today — and who we’ll be tomorrow.
The Museum of Utah has the opportunity to bring Utahns together by sharing the stories of inventors, indigenous cultures, miners, settlers, artists, activists and more from their perspectives, side by side, while inviting visitors to add their stories along the way.
A GATHERING PLACE ON THE UTAH STATE CAPITOL CAMPUS
Thanks to the vision and support of Governor Spencer Cox and the Utah State Legislature, Utah’s vast collection of artifacts and art will be protected and shared in a new museum on the Utah State Capitol Complex. Planning has begun for this new building that will include collections storage, exhibition, education and gathering spaces.
We are working with a Museum Advisory Committee, an Interpretive Planning, business planning consultants, architects, a Building Steering Committee, museum professionals and volunteers to strike the right balance between collection preservation, the education and exhibition potential of the building, and the responsible use of public funds to make it all happen.
The collections held in trust by the Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement (formerly Heritage & Arts) are a treasure trove of manuscripts, rare books, historical artifacts, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and folk art.
Each object offers insights into understanding and celebrating Utah’s people, places, and cultures.
The Museum of Utah will protect and share our treasures with all.