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Migration Museum

The Migration Museum with nationwide appeal is being built in the heart of Europe. Out of society, for society.

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A Nationwide Lighthouse Project

Europe's largest migration museum is being built in a former industrial hall in Cologne. It will be part of a community-oriented area that activates the potential of a diverse urban society.

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The Migration Museum offers spaces for learning, experiencing and engaging

As a cultural and educational center, it will be an open, vivid and participatory place of dialogue and change of perspective.

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Virtual Migration Museum

Experience the change of the migration society with the help of a digital journey through three time levels. A wide variety of objects provide exciting insights into Germany's migration history.

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DOMiD | Documentation Centre and Museum of Migration in Germany

DOMiD collects and conserves material which documents migration history. We believe this perspective can provide a basis for developing a shared, transcultural identity.

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    DOMiD wins future prize "Kulturgestalten"

    The DOMiD project "Meinwanderungsland" is awarded the "Kulturgestalten" prize by the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft. The prize is awarded every two years for innovative, forward-looking cultural policy.

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    German Cultural Foundation supports Migrationmuseum in Cologne

    Over the next years, the German Federal Cultural Foundation will be funding the DOMiDLabs. With these participatory labs, we are testing formats for citizen participation; results will be incorporated into the museum design.

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  • Photo: Onur Dülger/DOMiD-Archiv, Cologne

    News, Exhibition, 60 years Almanya

    Exhibition at Museum Ludwig – "In Situ: Photo Stories on Migration"

    19 June 2021 – 03 October 2021

    In cooperation with DOMiD, Museum Ludwig is showing an exhibition of photographs from the Rhineland in the post-war period. The focus is on migrant workers.

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Our collection

Foto: Dietrich Hackenberg/DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

Foto: Dietrich Hackenberg/DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

DOMiD collects and conserves material which documents migration history. Furthermore, we believe it is our duty to research and present the history of migration in Germany to a wide audience. In addition to our museological and archival work, we organize events, conferences and talks. Our goal is to convey that migration is a norm in human history. We believe this perspective can provide a basis for developing a shared, transcultural identity.

Found some treasures in your attic or basement?

If you are in possesion of material that you think may be relevant to migration history, we would love to hear from you! Become a donor.

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Source: Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW
Only those things that are displayed in museums, embodied in memorials, and found in school books have the chance to be passed on to future generations.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Aleida Assmann, Peace Prize Winner of the German Book Trade

Migrationsgeschichte in Bildern

Migration has left a lasting mark on our society. In the motif series "Migration History in Pictures" we have selected objects from the DOMiD collection that stand for certain phenomena of migration history since 1945. In short, richly illustrated online stories, we tell how migrants have influenced the history of Germany.


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