If any of you have ever been in a relationship, I’m sure there’s quite a few of you who (whether you admit it or not) have collected some random trinkets from past relationships. Be honest, it’s probably a receipt from your first date or a ticket stub from the cinema, an old pair of pants even.
Sure, it may sound somewhat psychotic but don’t tell me you’ve never done it. Or maybe it’s just hoarders like me. Either way, it’s a little reminder whether it’s bitter or not of the relationship you once had. Is it sad or is it funny? I can’t tell just yet.
Now, do you ever get curious about what other pointless tat other people keep that was their ex’s? I know I do, but I’m a nosey Norman.
Well, you’re in luck, thanks to the geniuses behind the Museum of Broken Relationships. These brilliant people have created a space to celebrate all of those ‘heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions’.
The exhibition has spots in both Zabreg and Los Angeles. The museum is described as ‘a museum about you, about us, about the way we love and lose’ – and it’s a pretty cool idea!
Every piece in the museum has a small placard like you would expect to see in a gallery with information about the breakup and why the item has significance.
And there’s even more exciting news if you want to submit your own items to the collection you can.
“… He gave me this oversized T-shirt the first night we slept together”
Would you be brave enough to submit your own broken relationships to the exhibition?
Their website allows submissions as well as the opportunity to add ‘breakup pins’. The breakup pins allow you to add the details of your breakup on a map so people can read stories about where you broke up. The map also shows you where the exhibitions are heading to and currently based at.
And if you can’t get to the exhibition, you can always check the website for the digital archive, images of the items and descriptions written by the broken-hearts are viewable for all you Debbie Downers.
I don’t know about you, but this is a bloody awesome exhibition! I’m fascinated by people’s breakup stories – maybe that makes me a bad person but IDGAF.
“I was just a numberless page in the book of her life, and her endless search for the man that left her behind all those years back”
The exhibition encourages us to move on with our lives but to never forget our past, it’s a beautiful reminder of those shitty little love lives we once had until they turned rancid like expired milk.
Does this museum sound like a fun idea? Have you ever shared your own story of heartache? We’d love to hear from you. At Thirsty we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section below. 💔