“Donating Artistic Works to the Church,” Ensign, June 1984, 78–79
The opening of the new Museum of Church History and Art in 1984 provides an unusual opportunity for individuals and groups to donate artistic works to the Church. Art so contributed may be included in the museum collections or used in other ways—for display at Church Headquarters, for example, or, when approved by the First Presidency, in temples.
Only the finest quality works are being sought. The Church is unable to accept all art that is proffered, nor can it guarantee that art accepted will be kept on continual display. Interested parties may contact the Director, Museum of Church History and Art, 45 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
Persons wishing to secure a tax benefit for art donated to the Church should understand that it is their sole responsibility to determine the value of their donation and the effect it will have on their taxes. Those who want to help establish a purchase fund for use by the Museum Committee in acquiring art, or who want to support art acquisition through gifts of property or through bequests and estates, may contact the LDS Foundation, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.