What do a crumbling garden gnome, a model of a small molecule and a pair of orange pants have in common? They’re all objects from failed relationships, collected together at a new exhibition in Covent Garden.
The Museum of Broken Relationships is on tour from its usual home in Zagreb. It displays the detritus of a thousand cancelled love affairs. Tokens of affection that are no longer valid. Items used in anger to punctuate a parting. The battered gnome is one such, hurled at the windscreen of an erstwhile lover’s car.
There’s more on the background to the museum here.