The post relationship clear out is essential to move on in life, but where do you put all of that old stuff? One museum has perhaps solved that problem by creating a service that allows being to send in items from their ‘broken relationship.’

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The concept is the brainchild of Drazen Grubisic and Olinka Vistica, the museum’s creators who were in a relationship for several years before coming up with the idea after they have broken up. It was the question: “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a museum of a kind that could help you store it for some time,” that brought their ideas to life.

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From there, the museum’s first exhibition happened in Zagreb in 2006. It took place in a ship container where they displayed a small collection of objects donated by their friends. After gaining some press, the museum intrigued many, with a lot of people wanting the exhibit to come to their city.

 

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Now 11 years are conception, the museum is on permanent display in Zagreb and LA. It has also travelled to 46 cities across the world including Singapore, San Francisco, Manila, Cape Town, London, Paris and Berlin. The exhibition allows anyone to send in items from past or current relationships alongside a story written by the sender. The concept is both therapeutic and relatable – a brilliant way of feeling closure at the painful ending of a relationship and finding healing in similar stories of endings. To find out more, click here.