Not in Kansas Anymore…

The ruby slippers and iconic blue and white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz have gone across the pond to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

The shoes can normally be found at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, which has agreed to loan them out for this exhibit. The dress on the other hand, is part of a private collection so the outfit as a whole has not been seen since filming stopped. As exciting as this is for movie fans, we immediately think about the insurance needs that transporting a collector’s item such as this would take.

If you are planning on moving your collectors’ item across town or across the world, companies that have expertise in Collector’s Services and especially Art Advisory can guide your actions to insure that it is done properly. A team of experienced collection handlers can assist with creating an inventory, packing, shipping, or storing your collection. In addition an expert team can conduct pre and post shipping inspections to insure no damage is incurred while your piece is in transit.

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