Museum of Broken Relationships

Temporary Exhibitions 1.3.2018 - 9.9.2018

It is a exhibition about you, about us, about the ways we love and lose.

For the first time in Norway, the Museum of Broken Relationships is visiting Alta Museum.

Museum of Broken Relationships is a physical and virtual public space created with the sole purpose of treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions. It is a museum about you, about us, about the ways we love and lose.

At its core, the Museum is an ever-growing collection of items, each a memento of a relationship past, accompanied by a personal, yet anonymous story of its contributor. Unlike ‘destructive’ self-help instructions for recovery from grief and loss, the Museum offers the chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creativity - by contributing to its universal collection.

Museum of Broken Relationships is an original creative art project conceived by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić in 2006. It has since taken thousands of people on an empathetic journey around the world, challenging our ideas about heritage. Its original permanent location was founded in Zagreb. In 2010 it won the EMYA Kenneth Hudson Award as the most innovative and daring museum project in Europe.

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Museum of Broken Relationships is an original and creative art project founded by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić. After the couple's own break up, they decided to make a museum of the personal objects that the couple found difficult to share. Their break up made them aware that we in today's society lack rituals and a public space for heartbreak. When a close relationship breaks, our personal sorrow is often hidden in a private sphere. Perhaps that's the key to Brokenhip's success. That healing of heartache happens when you share it?

Broken relationships are defined in their concept mainly as brak ups between lovers, couples and marital relationships. But can also deal with loss of friendship, identity, or losing family members and friends by death or migration. Brokenship has created a public space that gives human sorrow a voice.

Today, you can experience the museum virtually at, at the permanent museums in Zagreb and LA or as a travelling exhibition. We welcome the "Museum of Broken Relationships" to Alta!