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Ming extends the deadline to donate to the Museum of Broken Relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships focuses on objects left from failed relationships and their stories. The permanent museum is in Zagreb, Croatia. The traveling portion has shown in London, New York City, Taipei, Taiwan, Brussels, Amsterdam and others. It will come to Boise Feb. 4 to March 3.
The Museum of Broken Relationships focuses on objects left from failed relationships and their stories. The permanent museum is in Zagreb, Croatia. The traveling portion has shown in London, New York City, Taipei, Taiwan, Brussels, Amsterdam and others. It will come to Boise Feb. 4 to March 3.

Ok, so you’ve been dumped (or maybe you did the dumping) or it was just bad timing, or perhaps you grew in different ways. Whatever the reason, your relationship is over and now you’ve got all this stuff – photographs, T-shirts, mismatched earrings, cards, letters, his toaster, her electric toothbrush or other remnants of the love that’s past.

Well, instead of burning or trashing it, you can donate something to the Museum of Broken Relationships an international art installation that will inhabit Ming Studios, 420 S. 6th St., in Boise, from Thursday, Feb. 4 to Thursday, March 3.

The international traveling installation has been eliciting tears, laughter, empathy and poignancy from viewers in cities large and small from Taipei to Amsterdam, and now in Boise.

And you have a chance to become part of this international movement to reclaim our collective broken hearts.

Ming is extending its deadline to donate your mementos of failed relationships to Thursday, Jan. 7.

How to submit an item

Just fill out the donation form at BrokenShips.com, then print and sign. Then take the signed form, along with your item, to Ming between 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Jan. 5-7, or by appointment by emailing Samantha Martin at samantha@mingstuios.org.

All donations are anonymous. Items chosen for the show will become part of the permanent exhibit and not be returned.

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