I spent lovely afternoon with my roommate Ana. We visited The Museum of Broken Relationships and having won the Kenneth Hudson Award 2011 for ‘the most unusual, daring and, perhaps, controversial achievement that challenges common perceptions of the role of the museums’, this museum promises to offer visitors an experience that differs greatly from a typical museum visit.
As you walk through the museum you will laugh your head off one minute and find yourself reduced to tears at another. This might happen in the room of unintended break-ups, that is, relationships that fell apart because one partner died.
While at first this may seem to be quite a depressing way to spend an afternoon, the effect of my visit to this museum was actually quite the opposite. I felt a sense of connection to others, a sense of understanding.
So if you’re ever in Zagreb, Croatia, and especially if you find yourself wandering around town wondering why your relationships just never seem to work out, pay a therapeutic visit to the Museum of Broken Relationships.
P.S., this museum has a Tumblr, too.