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The Museum of Broken Relationships
Published on August 16, 2011 by Sara Foss

Good Magazine reports on a traveling museum that collects mementoes from failed relationships. The items are currently on display at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London, and although I'm hard-pressed to think of anything I'd be willing to donate to the Musem of Broken Relationships, I think it's a fascinating project.

The Museum's website provides instructions on how to donate to the Museum. "Would you also like to become a donor?" he website asks. "Recently ended a relationship? Wish to unburden the emotional load by erasing everything that reminds you of that painful experience? Don’t do it – one day you will be sorry.

Instead, donate the objects to the Museum while recovering and take part in the creation of collective emotional history."

Collective emotional history - now that's an interesting concept. I think of relationships as fairly private, but the museum seems to be suggesting that they're part of a larger, shared experience. And perhaps they are.

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