Category Archives: museums

Sue’s new digs

by Greg Mayer Sue, the remarkably complete Tyrannosaurus rex discovered by (and named for) Sue Hendrickson, and excavated by Pete Larson and the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, has long graced Stanley Field Hall at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Last year, the Museum announced that Sue would be moved upstairs, into the […]

Broken relationship #8

I continue with another exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  Each object was donated by someone involved in a “broken relationship” (mostly romances but some parent/child relationships), and the donor wrote an explanation of the circumstances. Some of the exhibits make you feel like a voyeur, or a bit uncomfortable—except that […]

Broken relationship #7

I continue with another exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  Each object was donated by someone involved in a “broken relationship” (mostly romances but some parent/child relationships), and the donor wrote an explanation of the circumstances. Here’s a sad one—a hopeless love.

Broken relationship #6

I continue with another exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  Each item was donated by someone involved in a “broken relationship” (mostly romances but some parent/child relationships), and the donor wrote an explanation of the circumstances. Here’s a token from a long but ultimately broken love:

Broken relationship #5

I continue with one more exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  This exhibit gives names and addresses, but remember that they’re on public display and that the donor knew they would be.

Broken relationship #4

Here’s yet another truncated romance documented in Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, which I described yesterday, posting three specimens. I’ll post one a day for a while, and those readers who made a point of telling me they don’t like this museum can skip them. If anybody can read the postcard, weigh in below. (Click on […]

Zagreb: The world’s shortest tram and the Museum of Broken Relationships

On my last free day in Zagreb, I went to the Museum of Broken Relationships, and was very glad I did. I combined that with a gratuitous but important ride on the Zagreb Funicular (Zagrebačka uspinjača). Reputedly the shortest public-transport funicular in the world, it’s only 66 meters long and takes 64 seconds to make […]

Reader’s wildlife (museum) photos

Today we have a change of pace: reader Robert Seidel sent some photos from London’s Natural History Museum, a wonderful Victorian museum that I’ve visited twice. Robert’s descriptions are indented: I thought you might enjoy these photos I recently took at London’s Museum of Natural History. It’s a fantastic place, build on request of chief […]