What Items Would You Donate? The Most Interesting Things In The Museum Of Broken Relationships

June 15, 2016  |  
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If there’s one city perfect for a Museum of Broken Relationships, it’s Los Angeles.  And not just any ol’ place in the city of Angels, but Hollywood, smack dab in the middle of the city’s touristic capital where broken dreams are abound.  That’s rather harsh sounding but, hey, there’s truth to it.

The newly opened museum – it opened its doors on June 4 to be exact – was initially conceptualized as a pop-up museum in Croatia by a former couple, both artists.  Now the Hollywood location, which accepts (close to) all donations, is continuing what the one-time couple started.  And while the term “broken relationships” calls to mind a divorce, separation or breakup of a romantic couple, the museum has several themed rooms that speak to all kinds of relationships – those with family members, friends, co-workers, the list goes on.  The museum’s goal is to represent a “collective emotional history.”  If you donate an item to the museum’s growing collection, your story accompanies it.  What would your item and story be?  Take a look at some of the current items in the Museum of Broken Relationships and tell us what you think.

Source: Shutterstock

Source: Shutterstock

Silicone Implants

Your man convinces you to get implants.  He dumps you.  You remove said implants.

Contact Lenses

These contact lenses were donated to the museum by an Ohio resident who saved them at their bedside post-breakup.  That is, until the museum received them.

Pay Attention

Donated to the museum, this tiny piece of paper simply reads, “Pay attention to me.”  Pretty telling.


This is not any old brush.  This one is filled with dog fur.

Emery Boards

A woman donated these emery boards, once used by her late husband.  Read the heartbreaking story in the caption.

Wooden Spoon

A woman ordered this wooden spoon for her ex, who loved to cook.  But he cheated on her and the relationship ended long before the spoon was even shipped.



Your Donation

If you decided to donate an item to the Museum of Broken Relationships, what would it be?  A breakup text message?  An article of clothing?  Photograph? Share what you would give up from a past relationship in the comment section.

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