A Day at the Museum of Broken Relationships – Zagreb Croatia & Hollywood Blvd, LA

Is it Time for a Divorce Museum??

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The Museum of Broken Relationships is located at  6751 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90028.  Well, this one is the knock-off of the original. The original is the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb Croatia. The original museum is the brainchild of Croatian couple after their own break up and is completely dedicated to “failed relationships.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The museum was founded by two Zagreb-based artists, Olinka Vištica, a film producer, and Dražen Grubišić, a sculptor.[4] After their four-year love relationship came to an end in 2003, the two joked about setting up a museum to house the left-over personal items.[5] Three years later, Grubišić contacted Vištica with this idea, this time in earnest.[5] They started asking their friends to donate objects left behind from their break-ups, and the collection was born.[5] It was shown to the public for the first time in 2006, in Glyptotheque Zagreb, as a part of the 41st Zagreb Salon

All the exhibits are items and objects from couples whose relationships ended and the displays are all “accompanied by brief descriptions.” It is a fascinating concept if I may say so myself and the website explains its raison d’etre as:

Museum of Broken Relationships is a physical and virtual public space created with the sole purpose of treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions. It is a museum about you, about us, about the ways we love and lose.

What kinds of things can you expect to find in the Museum of broken relationships?

  • a Wedding dress in a jar
  • an axe
  • a brassiere display
  • Stuffed animals
  • Garter belts
  • A jar of pickles
  • A love letter on shattered glass in a glass display
  • miniature love ships
  • Diaries
  • A stiletto
  • Air sickness bags

 

It got me to thinking that it might be a good idea to create a museum about divorce. Has anyone ever thought about that? A divorce museum? And if so, what would it be called and where would it be located? I propose the name should be Divorce Saloon. And it should be located in…. either New York or London. No, I am VERY serious.

What do you think?

If you like this idea, contact us. We would love to be a part of something so cutting edge and amazing.

LINKS

http://www.economist.com/node/17572434

 

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