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Museum Of Broken Relationships

Author : Beatriz Rivera
ISBN : 1985576554
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This book is published by Floricanto In Upper Town Zagreb (Croatia), near the funicular's stop at the top, there is a exhibition hall called the Museum of Broken Relationships. That was the inspiration for the title of this novel. True to its name, this institution is a collection of objects left behind after a relationship ends: one stiletto perhaps, or a stuffed caterpillar, or a song such as If you leave me now played over and over again. "Broken Relationships" is the story of three generations of a Cuban family. It wants to begin around 1904 and continues to the present day. It takes place in Havana, in Miami, in New York State, and in Jerusalem. It also has many flashbacks: from Granada, Spain, to the Canary Islands, to Leysin, Switzerland, to Paris, France. Julia Basavi has arrived in Jerusalem to finish what her father left undone, recover an old manuscript that he found in Cuba and then left behind in a Jerusalem taxicab. The immediate questions are: How did he go this far out of his way to lose something? And what does the manuscript say? The answer lies in this story that explores broken relationships, twin-hood, doppelgangers, tragi-comedy, disguise, watchers, eternal return, and history that goes all the way back to January 1, 1492, Granada, Spain, a city where three cultures once coexisted. Tensions mount in Jerusalem and in the United States, which Julia left behind. She-who believes that everything has already happened, at least to her, and who is constantly being given the wrong manuscript by the librarian in the Bethlehem University library-will have to come face to face with a serious and satirical past, a factual and fictional present, and a speculative and historical future. Beatriz Rivera has written four novels and one collection of short stories published by Arte Público Press, University of Houston. Awards: 2007 International Latino Book Award, 2nd place Paterson Fiction Prize. She is an Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities Department, University College, Penn State University.

The Museum Of Broken Relationships

Author : Olinka Vistica
ISBN : 9781474605519
Genre : Humor
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What to do with the fragments of a love affair? A postcard from a childhood sweetheart. A wedding dress in a jar. Barbed wire. Silicone breast implants. Red stilettos, never worn. These objects and many others make up the inspiring, whimsical, sometimes bizarre, and always unforgettable population of the real-life Museum of Broken Relationships. A decade ago, two lovers were struggling through their own painful breakup, desperate to heal their heartbreak without destroying the memory of the love they had shared. Then, an idea struck: they would create a communal space, a kind of refuge for - and cathartic celebration of - the everyday objects that had outlasted love. These items, along with the anonymous, intimate stories each piece represented, quickly captured hearts and imaginations across the globe. As word spread, the tiny museum became a worldwide sensation. Collected here are 203 of the best, funniest, most heartwarming and thought-provoking pieces that offer an irresistible experience of human connection. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a poignant celebration of modern love - and a must-read for anyone who has ever loved and lost.

The World S 100 Weirdest Museums

Author : Geoff Tibballs
ISBN : 9781472136961
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When we think of the world's great museums, we tend to think of the Louvre, the Guggenheim or the Victoria and Albert. We do not immediately think of the Dog Collar Museum, the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, the Museum of Broken Relationships or Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum. Yet scattered across the globe are museums dedicated to every conceivable subject, from bananas to Bigfoot, lawnmowers to leprechauns, teapots to tapeworms, mustard to moist towelettes, and pencils to penises. Many are serious collections housed in grand buildings, others are located in tiny premises and are open to visitors by appointment only, often the result of one person's crazy lifetime obsession. This book lists the world's 100 weirdest museums in order of quirkiness, encompassing such delights as The Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall, a museum in Kentucky that houses 800 ventriloquists' dolls, the Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts, the Paris Sewer Museum, the French Fry Museum in Bruges, the Museum of Contraception and Abortion in Vienna, the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Tennessee, Japan's Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum (quite possibly the world's only museum devoted to instant noodles), and the Kunstkamera in St Petersburg, home to Peter the Great's collection of oddities including deformed fetuses and the decapitated head of a love rival preserved in vinegar. After all, what holiday is complete until you have seen a 300-year-old decapitated human head in a jar? Each entry will include address, contact and admission details, so the next time you are in Berlin there is no excuse for missing out on a visit to the Currywurst Museum, the world's leading museum dedicated to sausages in hot ketchup.

Heritage Tourism

Author : Hyung Yu Park
ISBN : 9781134704644
Genre : Travel
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Heritage tourism has become an increasingly significant component of the global tourism industry, particularly in countries striving to diversify away from sea, sand and sun. This growth has had profound influences on the presentation and representation of both tangible and intangible heritage within tourism context. The concept of heritage continues to evolve with its fast-changing political, economic and socio-cultural surroundings. Therefore it is essential that heritage tourism engages with the new form of globalised communities and societies, which have become more assimilated to each other but yet strive to sustain their own distinctive locality. This book aims to offer a thorough critical examination and systematic evaluation of the unique dynamics of heritage and tourism development from both social sciences and management perspectives. It incorporates both global and local perspectives in theorising and managing heritage tourism. While focusing on reviewing and analysing key academic concepts and debates including authenticity, commodification, globalisation and heritage interpretation, this book also discusses and evaluates topical issues such as sustainable development, marketing strategies and digital technologies including social media. It theoretically locates heritage discourses in the analysis of heritage tourism development and management drawing on various perspectives, from tourism, heritage studies, sociology, anthropology, politics and geography to management and marketing studies. Including case studies of topical concerns, controversies and challenges it will encourage readers to develop a new and insightful understanding of the dialectical relationship between heritage and tourism development. This book is essential reading for students studying tourism, heritage studies, cultural studies as well as related disciplines.


Author : Dennis E. Brown
ISBN : 9781490860596
Genre : Religion
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God never intended for prayer to be a spiritual chore on your daily to-do list. Connected! unpacks the purpose and nature of prayer as God intends it to be. Awaken to prayer as the key to wholeness and power, expressing and reflecting your intimate relationship with God. Learn to sidestep the barriers that intimidate your desire to pray. Become aware of an often overlooked blind spot that hinders your prayer life. Most of all let the journey of prayer begin anew as you discover the empowering experience of intercession and your personal arena of prayer ministry.

50 Museums To Blow Your Mind

Author : Ben Handicott
ISBN : 9781760341824
Genre : Travel
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Thank the stars for the world's eccentric collectors; hoarders of objects beautiful, strange or downright odd. It is these documentors of the great and trivial - who want to show us all something wonderful about their collections and share the insights into humankind each of them illuminates - who have created the most fascinating, wonderful and precious museums the planet has to offer. Boggle at the enormity of space, get nostalgic at childhood memories or be dumbstruck by the International Museum of Toilets... Whether you're a history buff, tech-head or have an inexplicable fascination with clowns, you'll find world-class collections here to pique your interest. Never drag your heels around a dull museum again! Then & now // History museums Acropolis Museum // Greece British Museum // UK Forbidden City // China Goethe House & Goethe Museum // Germany Imperial War Museum // UK Museum of Alchemists & Magicians of Old Prague // Czech Republic Museum of Mummies of Guanajuato // Mexico National Museum of Anthropology // Mexico Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret // UK Prison Gate Museum // The Netherlands Sir John Soane's Museum // UK Styrian Armoury // Austria Torture Museum // The Netherlands Vasa Museum // Sweden Viking Ship Museum // Norway Whitney Plantation // USA The world around us // Natural history museums Kunstkamera // Russia 6 Messner Mountain Museum // Italy Sarawak State Museum // Malaysia Smithsonian Institution // USA Human creativity // Art & culture museums American Classic Arcade Museum // USA Belgian Brewers Museum // Belgium Burlesque Hall of Fame // USA Coffee Museum // Brazil Erawan Museum // Thailand Ghibli Museum // Japan Grammy Museum // USA The Green Vault // Germany Museum of Childhood // UK Musical Instruments Museum // USA Soumaya Museum // Mexico Vodka Museum // Russia Things that go // Science & technology museums Bicycle Museum of America // USA Big Hole & Open Mine Museum // South Africa Exploratorium // USA National Maritime Museum // France National Rail Museum // UK New Mexico Museum of Space History // USA New York City Fire Museum // USA Pencil Museum // UK Porsche Museum // Germany Sewer Museum // France Sulabh International Museum of Toilets // India Peculiar passions // Quirky museums Avanos Hair Museum // Turkey Clown Hall of Fame & Research Centre // USA Cupnoodles Museum // Japan Gopher Hole Museum // Canada International Cryptozoology Museum // USA Museum of Broken Relationships // Croatia Watermelon Museum // China About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

The Innovative Museum

Author : Lyndel King
ISBN : 190769773X
Genre : Art
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The Innovative Museum: It's Up To You... brings together for the first time in book form a rich, varied and inspirational collection of essays which examine the role and the practice of innovation in the museum context worldwide. The Innovative Museum shares the experience of some of the world's leading international thinkers and practitioners in the field of innovation and museums. Together, these essays provide sound, practice-based examples of the process of successful innovation, especially in the key areas of communication, inclusion and change in a museum, gallery and heritage context. The many pioneering institutions whose experiences are featured include: * Center for the Preservation of the Political Memory, Sao Paulo, Brazil * Constitution Hill Prison Museum, South Africa * Experimentarium, Copenhagen * Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow * Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago * Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York City * LUCE Foundation Centre for American Art, Smithsonian Institution * Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb * Museum of Free Derry, Derry * National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution * National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution * Science Museum, London * Victims Museum, Fayzabad, Afghanistan

The Museum Of Lost Love

ISBN : 1912987031
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In Zagreb, a couple discovers a museum that displays mementos of broken relationships. A whirlwind summer of reconnecting with lost pasts follows.

The Rough Guide To Croatia Travel Guide Ebook

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9781789195316
Genre : Travel
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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH Discover Croatia with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with exhaustive practical information and our experts' honest independent recommendations. Whether you plan to taste biscuits and sweets in Korcula, take in the maritime panoramas from Vis's Mount Hum or head to the Museum of Broken Relationships, The Rough Guide to Croatia will show you the perfect places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Croatia: Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for every step of every kind of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Zagreb; Inland Croatia; Istria; the Kvarner Gulf; Northern Dalmatia; Split; the south Dalmatia coast; the southern Dalmatian islands; Dubrovnik. Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Croatia. Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clear numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Hvar, Rovinj and many more locations without needing to get online. Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including Plitvice Lakes National Park's sequence of foaming waterfalls and turquoise lakes and Zadar's muddle of architectural styles, from Romanesque churches to Corinthian columns to glass-fronted café-bars. Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Hvar, Istria, Dubrovnik and Zagreb's best sights and top experiences. Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Croatia, with coverage of history, music and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. Covers: Zagreb, Inland Croatia, Istria, the Kvarner Gulf, Northern Dalmatia, Split and the south Dalmatian coast, the southern Dalmatian Islands, Dubrovnik and around. You might also be interested in... the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides' list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

Treasure Palaces

Author : Maggie Fergusson
ISBN : 9781782832782
Genre : Travel
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From a stunning villa on sunny Capri with Ali Smith to an unlikely temple in the heart of Copenhagen with Alan Hollinghurst, Treasure Palaces brings together over twenty of the world's greatest writers to give their own personal tours of the museums that have awed, haunted and inspired them. Join Andrew Motion as he muses on writerly methods in the British Library, or Matthew Sweet at the hands-on joy of the ABBA museum. Julian Barnes meditates on Jean Sibelius's music, as well as the composer's apple corer, while visiting his home in Helsinki. Jacqueline Wilson encounters the dolls of Le Muse de la Poupe, Tim Winton remembers his first bare-foot encounter with the National Gallery of Victoria, and Aminatta Forna ponders love tokens in The Museum of Broken Relationships. From mausoleums to massive galleries, from London and New York to Kabul and Zagreb, Treasure Palaces explores some of the world's greatest - and sometimes surprising - museums. The result is a collection of moving, lyrical essays that speak to the enduring power of museums in our cultural life, and will leave you longing to revisit your favourite treasure palace or looking for a new one to explore.

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