Sunday, 13 February 2011

Museum of Broken Relationships

Would be interesting to see, what items Armenians would send if the similar museum established in Yerevan. For now, a "collection of half-century old postcards" was sent by a woman from Yerevan to the founders of the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb.

*The Guardian

Display of affection
Every object tells a story and none more so than the items donated by lovers (and ex-lovers) to Zagreb's new Museum of Broken Relationships. [...]

*A garden gome after being hurled in fury at a windscreen - on show in the Zagreb Museum of Broken Relationships.

[The museum is the work of designer and artist Drazen Grubisic and film producer Olinka Vistica.] Grubisic and Vistica have stopped formally soliciting donations, but they receive them more or less constantly anyway: most recent was a collection of half-century old postcards, sent by an elderly woman in Yerevan, Armenia.

"Older people tend to take it more seriously," says Grubisic. "They are often really moved. Kids haven't had the experience. It's funny when couples come in. Some are laughing, but some … some are really thinking."

Museum of Broken Relationships

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