Kickstarter to save Dorothy’s ruby slippers launched

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has launched a Kickstarter campaign to save Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

Kickstarter to save Dorothy’s ruby slippers launched

The shoes that Judy Garland wore are nearly 80-years-old and the museum is aiming to raise $300,000 to repair them.

The museum has said: "They need immediate conservation care and a new, state-of-the-art display case, in order to slow their deterioration and protect them from environmental harm."

The shoes are to be included in a new exhibition titled "On With the Show".

"The multimedia exhibition will highlight American ingenuity and diversity in music, sports and entertainment, displaying iconic treasures such as Muhammad Ali’s training robe, Jim Henson’s Muppets, John Coltrane’s saxophone, R2-D2 from Star Wars and Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers."


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