Valentine’s Day is not only a holiday for those who are happily in love. The lovelorn, too, now can have their moment at the Museum of Broken Relationships which opened recently at the National Centre for Craft and Design in a small Lincolnshire town in the English countryside.
The creators of the concept, Croatian artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, created the exhibit as a coping mechanism for the ending of their own relationship.
Now, that’s interesting. What would one put in such a museum?
How about ripped-up loved letters, empty chocolate boxes, or a scratched CD of “our favorite song”? Should we include pictures of the couple ripped down the middle, a la “The Parent Trap,” along with a list of broken promises? In my garage, I have two expensive bridal portraits of my daughter, commemorating a marriage that never made it to the first anniversary. They would be perfect for such a museum. We gave her wedding dress and veil to “Dresses for Elyse,” a non-profit that gives bridal and prom wear to girls who cannot afford to buy outfits for themselves. I hope they have better luck with the dress than my daughter did. I would like for something good to come of it.
What would you put in such a museum?