The Fashion Institute in Los Angeles will exhibit actual RotK costumes this spring. Exhibits of LotR costumes the last two years have been spectacular, with no glass to prevent you from seeing all the magnificent details. Here are the details from their site:

12th Annual Exhibition

The FIDM Museum Galleries Present “The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” Exhibition

Saluting Year 2003 Costumes Designed For Film

Presentation Internationally Exclusive

Los Angeles, California: The Museum Galleries at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM will open their 12th annual exhibition saluting “ The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” on Monday, February 2, 2004.

This annual, major exhibition pays homage to the creativity of the costume designer for film with a museum show of outstanding costumes and Oscar nominated designs. On view will be year 2003 actual costumes from outstanding motion pictures.
The 2004 Exhibition will feature over 100 costumes from 25 plus films from 2003. Some of the films represented will be: The Last Samurai, Seabiscuit, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, The Haunted Mansion, Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, The Missing and many more.

Free Exhibition: Public Dates/Times
Opens to Public: Monday, February 2, 2004 ends Thursday, April 8, 2004
Gallery Hours: 10-4 p.m. daily, including Saturday.
Closed Sundays

Location: The FIDM Museum Galleries On The Park, 1st Level,
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM,
919 South Grand Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Corner of Grand Avenue & 9th Street)
Parking: Under college building. Entrance on 9th Street
Admission: Free. Group tours can be
Arranged–213-624-1200, ext. 2225
Public Information: 213-624-1200, Ext. 2224