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Smithsonian Asks For Help To Conserve Dorothy's Ruby Slippers

The sequined shoes worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz." (Courtesy National Museum of American History)
The sequined shoes worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz." (Courtesy National Museum of American History)

The ruby slippers from the iconic 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz” are falling apart and the sequins are fading. So the Smithsonian has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $300,000 to conserve the 80-year-old slippers and build a state-of-the-art showcase to protect them.

Dawn Wallace is the objects conservator at the National Museum of American History. She tells Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins about what it will take to conserve the beloved ruby slippers.

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Dawn Wallace, objects conservator at the National Museum of American History.

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