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Donate Relics Of Your Broken Heart To L.A.'s Museum Of Broken Relationships

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Los Angeles will soon have its very own Museum of Broken Relationships to mirror the original Croatian museum dedicated to heartbreak. In Zagrab, Croatia, the original Museum of Broken Relationships was founded by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, two artists who dated for four years, but broke up in 2003, according to writer Tanja Laden at VICE. The idea is that couples who break up will donate to the museum things that serve as painful reminders of their former lover instead of throwing them out or destroying them. It began as a traveling exhibit, but then turned into a permanent brick and mortar institution in 2010.

We'll be getting our very own Museum of Broken Relationships in May, which will be located at 6751 Hollywood Blvd. near Hollywood and Highland, according to L.A. Weekly. It will contain about 70 items from the museum in Croatia, and about 30 items submitted by Angelenos. If you would like to donate something that reminds you of your broken heart, you can fill out a form to do so here. You might find it cathartic!

Each item will be featured with its story and details of your relationship, but only museum staff will ever know your real name. The object can be anything you'd like to donate. The museum in Zagreb featured a pair of plaster breasts a husband once asked his wife to wear during sex, for instance.

Prior to the opening, there will be a series of pop-up events. There was one at the Tenant of the Trees in Silver Lake earlier this week, and you can stay in the know by following the museum on Twitter or Instagram.