This museum honors the broken-hearted

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Exhibit at the Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles, California, which focuses on objects from failed love donated by the public. The Los Angeles museum opened in June. The first Museum of Broken Relationships is in Zagreb, Croatia, conceptualized by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić. (Photo: May Lee, CCTV) Exhibit at the Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles, California, which focuses on objects from failed love donated by the public. The Los Angeles museum opened in June. The first Museum of Broken Relationships is in Zagreb, Croatia, conceptualized by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić. (Photo: May Lee, CCTV)

At the Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles, crowd-sourced objects of failed love highlight what it means to cope with romantic loss.

The Hollywood museum opened in June and mirrors the theme of the first Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, by artists Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić.

CCTV America’s May Lee visited the museum to find out why breakups are so appealing to the public.

This museum honors the broken-hearted

This museum honors the broken-hearted

At the Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles, crowd-sourced objects of failed love highlight what it means to cope with romantic loss. The Hollywood museum opened in June and mirrors the theme of the first Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. CCTV America's May Lee visited the museum to find out why breakups are so appealing to the public.

“Whatever the motivation for donating personal belongings – be it sheer exhibitionism, therapeutic relief, or simple curiosity, people are challenged to embrace the idea of exhibiting their love legacy as a sort of ritual, a solemn ceremony,” the Museum writes.

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