Dorothy's famous shoes are a symbol of revolution.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has launched a Kickstarter to help preserve and restore one its most treasured and visited artifacts: Dorothy’s ruby slippers as worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. Designed only… Read The post Help Save Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers on Kickstarter – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
The National Museum of American History says it will cost $300,000 to protect the aging shoes in The Wizard of Oz. A Kickstarter campaign launched three days ago has already raised nearly $200,000.
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The institution hopes to raise the money in a Kickstarter campaign to repair the “Wizard of Oz” shoes and display them in a temperature-controlled case.
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Dorothy's ruby slippers aren't in Kansas anymore. The Smithsonian Institute, their current owner, is asking for crowdfunding help to preserve them.
“This campaign would keep the shoes’ color from deteriorating, and the money will go toward a technologically advanced display case to preserve them for future generations. Even though the Smithsonian’s museums are federally funded, the institution still solicits private and corporate contributions for major projects if it isn’t covered by their budget. In fact, this […]
If only saving Dorothy's ruby red slippers were as easy as following a yellow brick road. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in D.C. is actively appealing to fans of "The Wizard of Oz" to donate to the preservation of Dorothy's famous shoes. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian is off to see the wizards, the wonderful of wizards of Kickstarter. The ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in the 1939 The Wizard of Oz are starting to look like they’ve endured one tornado too many — the slippers...Show More Summary
The Smithsonian is looking for a legion of good-deed-doers to help save Dorothy Gale’s ruby slippers. Though the shoes found their forever home in 1979, when an anonymous donation brought them to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, time has not been kind to the nearly 80-year-old...
Seventy-seven years after "The Wizard of Oz" movie was released, Dorothy's famed ruby slippers are in dire need of repairs — about $300,000 worth to be exact. To garner the funds, the Smithsonian Institution (where the shoes currently reside) is asking the public for donations. Show More Summary
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The ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz were made almost 80 years ago, and because time is cruel, they are beginning to fall apart. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the MGM Studios prop department did not think the shoes would need to last this long, and it shows. That's ... More »
Due to the way the average American loves learning about new things and taking the time to appreciate objects of cultural or historical significance, you’d think the nation’s many museums would just be sitting on piles of cash these days. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian?s Archives of American Art and the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art announced a long-term partnership to support the digitization of the Archives? collections. The Terra Foundation has made a $4.5 million...Show More Summary
The shoes, one set of at least five or six pairs used in the movie, are faded and visibly damaged.