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The Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Monday Oct. 17, 2016 launched its Kickstarter Campaign to fund the conservation and display of one its most popular and treasured holdings, a pair of Ruby Slippers worn by a sixteen-year-old Judy Garland in the 1939 move "The Wizard of Oz". The Kickstarter goal of $300,000 will be used in part for a state of the art display case to protect them from environmental harm, and slow their deterioration for the enjoyment of generations to come. Future plans call for the Ruby Slippers to be moved inside a new a new exhibition on American popular culture, scheduled to open in 2018. In Washington D.C.