museum of broken relationships

‘Cause breakin’ up is hard to do…

Via NPR:

Ever wondered what to do with that special memento from a past relationship, that token that’s just too challenging to toss, not feasible to return, but yet too painful to hold on to?

…Well, now you can donate those trinkets of love to a museum, The Museum of Broken Relationships, to be precise. The new museum is set to open in Los Angeles in May and they’re currently in the process of building their collection.

Alexis Hyde is the museum’s director and she says they’re accepting submissions from persons overcoming any type of broken relationship.

“We’re talking about all relationships,” Hyde tells NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro. “It is lovers and it is romantic, but it’s also your family, your friends, maybe business relationships, or even like with your country. I actually even got submissions from someone breaking up with your younger more idealistic self.”

The brokenhearted have been submitting a potpourri of souvenirs ranging from “ratty T-shirts,” to photo albums and pieces of jewelry….


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  1. Maynard says:

    Museum of broken relationships? You mean like there’s some other kind?

  2. Kinda like all the broken promises from our government?

  3. Alain41 says:

    What will the gift shop sell? Voodoo dolls and Jack Daniels? I can guess the elevator muzak, Down at the end of lonely street, Heartbreak Hotel…

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