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Hooray!
Hallelujah!
Yippee!

Utah’s vast collection of artifacts and art will be preserved, protected and shared for generations to come.

The Utah State Legislature has appropriated funding to begin planning for a new museum – all about Utah.  The new building will be located on the Utah State Capitol campus and will include exhibit, storage and educational spaces.

Help us determine how to best share the collection and support museums statewide by taking a
short survey.

An Object Doesn't Have One Story.

IT HAS MANY

An object has a physical story, an ownership story, a story of history.
Facts and fables. Reminiscence and recollection. Memory and dream.
All stories for one object, any object, every object.

Explore Utah’s Stories:

Blood, Sweat, and Fairs
Knowledge and Material Progress
Salt Lake's Swan Lake
Before we were "Dancing With The Stars"
Symbolism
Spiritual Messengers
Species of Concern
Not all That Glitters is Sold
Frontiering a Salted Earth
The Studio Walls
A Cultural Oasis
Art of Papercutting

PROTECT. PRESERVE. PARTICIPATE.

The collections held in trust by the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts (DHA) are a treasure trove of manuscripts, rare books, historical artifacts, photographs, paintings, sculpture, and folk art. Each object offers insights into understanding and celebrating Utah’s people, places, and cultures. 

Yet, they have been stored in an environment that faces daily threats because of inadequate environmental controls, deteriorated building systems, and destructive natural processes.

What’s more, Utah is one of just two states that lack a comprehensive state history or heritage collections management facility in which to preserve, curate and share our state treasures.

But that is going to change.

The Utah State Legislature has appropriated funds to begin the planning and programming for a new museum all about Utah.  The museum will be located on the Utah State Capitol campus and will include space to protect, care for, and share Utah’s vast collection of artifacts and art.