Museum of Broken Relationships – Yes, yes! you read that right. We are going to make you aware of a place where you should go if you’re a broken heart. Relationships these days are something which breaks up every now and then, the large number of people depressed after their break ups are more than the ones who come in a relationship and thus, make it in the air! And to end up much of your fascination here is something we are going to tell you about.
There’s a Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. The founders named Olinka Vištica, a film producer, and Dražen Grubišić, a sculptor shared their story of bringing this unique idea in the real world. Growing from a mere travelling exhibition which revolved around the concept of failed relationships and their ruins. This museum offers you more than what you could expect. After a break up the toughest part is to recover from its phase. The Museum offers a chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creation: by contributing to the Museum’s collection.
The process gives an opportunity to donate your personal belongings – be it due to therapeutic relief, or simple curiosity many people embraced the idea of showcasing their love legacy as a sort of a ritual or a ceremony. The world appreciates us with our decisions of marriages, funerals, and even graduation farewells, but fails us when it comes to recognition of the demise of a relationship, despite its strong emotional effect. Roland Barthes quotes it well in A Lover’s Discourse: “Every passion, ultimately, has its spectator… (there is) no amorous oblation without a final theatre.”
Created by the two artists who once fell in love and lived it for almost 4 years, Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, has made the Museum toured internationally. Amassing an amazing collection and getting recognized and acclaimed with European Museum Awards. Winner of Kenneth Hudson Award for the most innovative museum. This museum has managed to cover whole Europe.
The tour is often colored by personal experience, local culture and history, the exhibits presented here from universal patterns offering us to discover them and feel the comfort they can bring with them. The founders hope for their contributors to inspire their personal search for deeper insights and strengthen their belief in finding something more meaningful than random suffering.