The Museum of Broken Relationships Comes to London

Regular readers of this blog will have heard me talk before about The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb. The Museum of Fractured Lives Omnibus EditionAs its website says, “the Museum offers a chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creation: by contributing to the Museum’s collection.”

In other words, people who have suffered heartbreak can donate an object related to that trauma to the museum. It is hoped that this will help the sufferer move on with his or her life.

Can you imagine a better place to find story prompts? The exhibition includes things such as a garden gnome, underpants, wedding dress etc.

And now, a touring version of the museum is coming to London’s South Bank as part of The Festival of Love from 28th June to 31st August 2014. There’s lots of things going on at the festival and they appear, from the website, to be free, including The Museum of Broken Relationships Exhibition.

And to celebrate this great event, The Museum of Fractured Lives Omnibus Edition is now available on Kindle!

The Museum of Fractured Lives is a completely fictitious institution inspired by the real-life Museum of Broken Relationships. The Omnibus Edition contains the individual stories of Maxine, Karen and Pete who have all donated to the museum. Plus, it includes an exclusive prologue which tells how the museum came into being.

The tales of Maxine, Karen and Pete are also available individually and Bil Howard of the US book review website Readers’ Favorite is a fan.
He says, “Inventive, intriguing and inspired; Sally Jenkins and her Museum of Fractured Lives is certain to be a hit.”
And, “With an excellent concept, Sally is causing quite a wave with her stories of betrayal and guilt. These are brilliantly written accounts with a special twist in the telling that draws the reader right into the drama. Realistic, intriguing and yet tragic.”

 

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  1. #1 by Patsy on July 2, 2014 - 8:09 am

    That does sound the perfect place for story prompts.

  2. #3 by Sonia on September 25, 2014 - 4:48 pm

    This was one of the quirkiest museums that we saw ever!
    Here is a mini guide from our stable!
    http://tickingthebucketlist.blogspot.in/2014/09/zagreb-mini-guide_25.html

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on September 26, 2014 - 7:44 pm

      Sonia – it’s good to come across someone who’s actually been to this museum! Thanks for the link. I hope to get to Zagreb one day so it will be useful!

  3. #5 by Sonia on September 27, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Sally – We loved Zagreb. It’s a smallish city, but has all that you would want. We especially enjoyed the food here, even though we are vegetarians! If you are in Zagreb, you must make time for Plitvice. In fact, that is the reason why we planned to the Croatian trip.
    http://tickingthebucketlist.blogspot.in/2014/08/plitvice-national-park.html

    Not to forget, the Croatian seas are really clean and the rocky beaches are awesome! Let me know if you plan a trip there – glad to share any information that I may have!

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