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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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Virtual Migration Museum

Experience the transformation of the immigration society with the help of a digital journey through three time levels. Our "Virtual Migration Museum" app provides exciting insights into Germany's migration history.

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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, #unserMuseum will be an open, vivid and participatory place of dialogue and change of perspective.

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DOMiD | Documentation Centre and Museum of Migration in Germany

DOMiD collects, preserves and exhibits evidence of the history of migration in Germany. The collection grew out of civil society and currently comprises more than 150,000 objects, documents and interviews.

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    News, Job Offers

    Jobs advertised for #unserMuseum

    22 November 2022

    We are advertising three positions in various areas for the "Haus der Einwanderungsgesellschaft" that we are planning. Employment begins during the first quarter of 2023. Applications will be accepted until 22nd November, 2022.

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    Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth visits DOMiD

    Great recognition for #ourMuseum: the Minister of State for Culture, Claudia Roth and the Vice President of the NRW State Parliament, Berîvan Aymaz, visited DOMiD today and informed themselves about the status of the migration museum we are planning.

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    DOMiDLabs: Website online!

    The time has come: The website of DOMiDLabs: Making Museum Design Participatory (DOMiDLabs) is online! At the website visitors can now find all the information they need about the experimental project and the individual labs.

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DOMiD – The memory of the migration society

At the end of last year, the freelance author Manuel Gogos published his new book "Das Gedächtnis der Migrationsgesellschaft" (The Memory of the Migration Society), in which he describes the history of our association. With reference to our archives, Gogos skilfully traces some milestones and also gives voice to different people who have accompanied DOMiD in the last 30 years since its foundation.

The book is available for download as a free e-book, as well as forpurchase as a hardcover.

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60 years Almanya

The year 2021 marked the 60th anniversary of the agreement on the recruitment of migrant workers between the Federal Republic of Germany and Turkey. But which moments shape these 60 years? Against this background question, DOMiD has created a special page on the occasion of this anniversary: "60 Years of Almanya" - here, with the help of interviews and picture galleries, the perspectives of the migrants and their descendants are illuminated.

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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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Dr. Mark Terkessidis
Right from the beginning DOMiD has told the story of immigration in a new way - as the story of acting people, not as the story of problems. So who would be more suitable to design the Museum of Migration?
Dr. Mark Terkessidis, Migration researcher / freelance author / advisory board member DOMiD

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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