Should the Print from the Provo Tabernacle Fire Be Preserved?

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Artwork Rescued from Provo Tabernacle Fire

Here’s a photo of the “Painting” saved from the Provo Tabernacle Fire. Actually, its a print (giclee).

Everybody… I need some input!

Do we save it or not? Or just buy a new print? Or preserve it just the way it looks for the future/history and as part of the memory of the building? Let me know. Your opinion may help the church decide what to do… LEAVE A COMMENT SO I CAN KEEP TRACK OF THE ANSWERS. Also, please pass this around to others… the more response I can show to the LDS Historical Dept. (who has possession of the ‘artifact” now) the more they will be interested in preserving it. Here’s a short 40 sec. video:

About Scott Haskins

Scott M. Haskins has been in the field of professional art conservation since 1975. He studied and worked doing mural and painting conservation in Italy until 1979. He headed up the painting conservation laboratory at Brigham Young University for the BYU Permanent Art Collection and the LDS HIstorical Department until 1984. He works from Santa Barbara, CA providing art conservation services nationwide. He is also the author of "How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster."
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3 Responses to Should the Print from the Provo Tabernacle Fire Be Preserved?

  1. Matthew Story says:

    Yes. I think it should be preserved for the symbolism. And… it’s cool!

  2. Dannon Story says:

    Yes! It evokes such emotion when you look at it. The entire picture charred except for Him? Wonderful.

  3. Rod Tucker says:

    I think it should be saved. It has great value as an artifact from the fire.

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