Kickstarter Campaign Started to Preserve Dorothy’s Slippers

In order to preserve Dorothy’s ruby slippers, from the 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum‘s The Wizard of Oz, the Smithsonian museum has launched a Kickstarter campaign. With a $300,000 goal, and 29 days to go, the museum is not even halfway there. 

The museum started an effort, which they call #KeepThemRuby, in order to “study and repair the leather, sequined and glass-beaded slippers, made by the MGM Studio prop department” according to The Washington Post.

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The campaign rewards for donating. Some include t-shirts, tote bags, and posters for small amounts and video tours and parties for larger donations.  

Let’s #KeepThemRuby! Donate now!  

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