Museu do Coração Partido e da Dor de Cotovelo

Na Croácia, precisamente em Zagreb, um projeto inovador de museu mexe com críticos severos do que deve (ou deveria) tratar a museologia e com o público que é tema e público ao mesmo tempo. Afinal, quem aí não sofreu de dor de cotovelo e coração partido? Se você se dispuser pode repartir e virar acervo de museu…

… O museu traz uma opção aos objetos e ao apego emocional nas relações. deixe lá aquela foto, aquele presente e talvez até a raiva ou dor da perda! Ah, o museu concorre ao oscar dos museus. Veja post deste tema aqui no maniamuseu, basta pesquisar.

The Museum of Broken Relationships grew from a traveling exhibition revolving around the concept of failed relationships and their ruins. Unlike ‘destructive’ self-help instructions for recovery from failed loves, the Museum offers a chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creation: by contributing to the Museum’s collection.

Whatever the motivation for donating personal belongings – be it sheer exhibitionism, therapeutic relief, or simple curiosity – people embraced the idea of exhibiting their love legacy as a sort of a ritual, a solemn ceremony.  Our societies oblige us with our marriages, funerals, and even graduation farewells, but deny us any formal recognition of the demise of a relationship, despite its strong emotional effect.  In the words of Roland Barthes in A Lover’s Discourse: “Every passion, ultimately, has its spectator… (there is) no amorous oblation without a final theater.”

Conceptualized in Croatia by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, the Museum has since toured internationally, amassing an amazing collection. Although often colored by personal experience, local culture and history, the exhibits presented here form universal patterns offering us to discover them and feel the comfort they can bring. Hopefully they can also inspire our personal search for deeper insights and strengthen our belief in something more meaningful than random suffering.

The Exhibits


A Box made of Matches

Maribor, Slovenia


“Demined soil”

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


An Ex Axe

Berlin, Germany


A Wedding Dress

1994 – 1997
Berlin, Germany



Zagreb, Croatia


“I love you” Teddy bear

Zagreb, Croatia


Divorce Day Mad Dwarf

20 years
Ljubljana, Slovenia



2003 – 2005
Zagreb, Croatia


A Glass Horse

Maribor, Slovenia


A Molecular Animal

a few years
Ljubljana, Slovenia



Almost 3 years, January 2003 – September 2005
Ljubljana, Slovenia


A Cell Phone

July 12, 2003 – April 14, 2004
Zagreb, Croatia

Como chegar a Zagreb?

The Museum is now permanently located in the beautiful baroque Kulmer palace in the Upper Town – a historical part of Zagreb rich in tourist attractions

An unavoidable sight in your exploration of Zagreb and a unique emotional journey around the world through hundreds of break-ups.
Our tip: Take one of numerous picturesque staircases to the Upper Town or take a ride on city’s famous Funicular in Tomičićeva street.

Getting to Zagreb

by air
Zagreb International Airport – Pleso (14km southeast of the city) is well linked to all major European cities. Low cost carriers
offer the best budget bets from UK, France and Germany.

by train
It may not be glamorous as during the Orient Express times but trains are still fantastic way to travel. Zagreb Gl. Kolodvor is Zagreb’s central train station, quite busy during the summer season.

by car
Feel like driving? Within Croatia, motor-way travel is subject to a toll system, although this is relatively cheap by Western European standards. Tolls can be paid by card or cash.
Renting a car in Croatia is a great way to get around. All the major car rental companies are represented in Croatia but you’ll often get a better deal booking a rental car on line. Avoid driving in the city especially during rush hours.

by bus
Relatively cheap and relatively fast.


Museum of Broken Relationships nominated for the EMYA Award 2011!

In November 2010 the Judging Panel of the European Museum of the Year Award met in Istanbul to discuss the entries to the 2011 award. Museum of Broken Relationships is proud and delighted to be among the nominees.

The Award was established in 1977 under the auspices of the Council of Europe and is the most prestigious of its kind in Europe.

Its aim is to recognize excellence in the European museum scene and to encourage innovative processes in the museum world and their use for the benefit of society. It helped to explore the changes in the European museum field and it served as an instrument of international networking, bringing together the most advanced projects and people in the museum profession.

This year the European Museum Forum Annual Assembly and European Museum of the Year Awards 2011 Ceremony will take place in Bremerhaven in Germany on 18 -21 May 2011. The winners of the 2011 European Museum of the Year Award, the Kenneth Hudson Award and the Silletto Prize will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 21 May.

We’ll be there.

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