Author(s): Olinka Vistica
When Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic split up, they did what no separated couple had ever done before - they set up a museum dedicated to mementos of love, and the touching, often humorous stories of how that love developed. And how it ended.
The Museum of Broken Relationships, in the Old Town of Zagreb, has since become an international phenomenon. Tens of thousands of people from around the world have sent in objects that summed up or marked their relationship, including a red wedding dress, an axe, and a modem from a Commodore 64. Through this collection of curious exhibits, the museum brings together stories of breaking up that might seem extraordinary, but that resonate with us all.
In the spirit of Humans Of New York and PostSecret, The Museum of Broken Relationships will take you around the world in 100 (extra)ordinary break-ups.
This gorgeous book accompanies the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb. But no fear! You do not have to visit the museum in Croatia to experience the extremely beautiful exploration of broken relationships, as you can easily peruse this book. It is so so wonderful, an excellent display of a museum book done right. My personal favourite is the story behind the black stiletto.
(Claire - The Book Grocer)
Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic are the co-founders of The Museum of Broken Relationships, which they formed when they split up. Olinka is an arts producer, born in Split, Croatia, and Drazen is a versatile visual artist from Zagreb, Croatia.