To the endless list of strange museums, the Museum of Broken Relationships, located in the Kulmuy Palace in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. As you may have guessed, it is dedicated to heartbreak and love breaks and is made up of objects from failed loves.
The idea came from a couple whose love ended in a friendly way (or, at least, that's what they say). Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic did not know what to do with so many poems, gifts from Valentine's Day and shared objects during the four years that the idyll had lasted, so they decided to expose them together with more pieces of friends in the same situation.
From traveling exhibition to museum
At first it was a traveling exhibition, until it finally became a real Museum, feeding on new elements that couples contributed after ending their relationships.
Donations from around the world
In fact, soon the former couple began to receive donations from India, the United Kingdom, France, Malaysia, Japan, the United States, Italy, Korea ... The objective was clear: to carry out an exercise release, of positive therapy, after ending a relationship. As the website says, the museum offers "the opportunity to overcome an emotional collapse through creation", as an alternative to self-help.
All kinds of objects
Among the different objects that can be seen in the museum are teddies, garden gnomes, farewell SMS, unworn wedding dresses, worn-out handcuffs, thongs, dildos, letters, photos ... You can even find a gallbladder that came out of a man after many nights of passion, a giant breasted bodice in cardboard stone that forced her husband to put a woman with a little chest or a ax that a boyfriend used to break all the furniture in the apartment he shared with his partner.
And so that sadness does not overwhelm visitors, the museum sells rubbers for "delete”Any bad experience.
Museum of Broken Relationships | Zagreb Croatia (June 2022)