Dorothy’s Slippers to be Conserved

Remember Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the 1939 classic, ‘Wizard of Oz’? Well, the sparkling foot wear will now be removed from a Smithsonian exhibit after Wednesday next to be conserved. The famous shoes are old and need to be repaired for a future exhibition at the National Museum of American History. The shoes will reappear next on April 5 in an event titled “American Stories.”

The slippers were donated to the museum in 1979 from an unknown source and they have since been on display.

After the shoes are removed, “Oz” will be represented by the Scarecrow’s hat at the museum.

Article publié pour la première fois le 18/02/2012

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