Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

I saw the Facebook events page and realised that the Museum of Broken Relationships was ending on 18th. I had free time only on the 17th. I then left a Plurk, saying,

off he goes to visit the Museum of Broken Relationships…

The Museum was tucked away in a not-so-small corner of the Esplanade.  It was in the Jendela, a Visual Arts Space by Cristal Caritas Trust. The items displayed, from what I know, are just a small part of the collection that the main Meseum has. However, I can’t help but to wonder why are there so many items with Singapore connections on display. I was expecting more items from other countries. 

Still, this Mesuem showcases a part of our life which we usually keep quiet about. No matter how much each of us broken hearted says I have let go, there is always a remanent of the relationship remain within us. Be it memories; tokens of affection; or simply a feeling or a thought, all these still tie us together, bond us. Some of the displays are quite emotional (love letters), some are simply comical (a torned caterpillar, representing a long-distance relationship that went bad). Still the significance is still there. 

I am wondering should I send mine? I guess not. I rather keep things within me and private. What is there to share when the feelings and emotions are just to remain within the affected?

4 thoughts on “Museum of Broken Relationships

  1. hey there, would like to ask, is the broken relationship museum still open? and if it is i would like to go there but im not really sure abt the exact location. if you dont mind pls do help me 🙂 good day.

    1. Unfortunately, the Museum of Broken Relationships exhibition is closed in Singapore. It was a part of the Singapore Fringe Festival that lasted from 08/01/2009 to 19/01/2009. For more updates on the Museum itself, please go to its website regularly. Or maybe you can catch it next year, if there is one.

  2. hey there, would like to ask, is the broken relationship museum still open? and if it is i would like to go there but im not really sure abt the exact location. if you dont mind pls do help me 🙂 good day.

    1. Unfortunately, the Museum of Broken Relationships exhibition is closed in Singapore. It was a part of the Singapore Fringe Festival that lasted from 08/01/2009 to 19/01/2009. For more updates on the Museum itself, please go to its website regularly. Or maybe you can catch it next year, if there is one.

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