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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, Book/Literature, Event

    Book: The memory of the migration society

    DOMiD is now also available as a book! The author Manuel Gogos undertakes in "The memory of the migration society" a journey through our association history. On 18.01.2022 the book will be presented in the Literaturhaus Cologne.

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  • Photo: Landtag NRW/Bernd Schälte

    Exhibition, Event, News, 60 years Almanya

    Ceremony in the NRW State Parliament: 60 Years of the German-Turkish Recruitment Agreement

    03 December 2021 – 17 December 2021

    On the occasion of the anniversary of the German-Turkish recruitment agreement, the Landtag NRW is showing two of our exhibitions, which were opened at a ceremony on 3.12.2021.

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  • News, Workshop

    Workshop-Project: "Against Racism - Unknown Perspectives"

    31 October 2021

    Together with contemporary witness and activist İbrahim Arslan, DOMiD conceived, prepared and implemented the participatory workshop project "Against Racism - Unknown Perspectives".

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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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Photo: Sabine Richmann
The migrant knowledge has not been taken into account for decades, although it has always been and remains an expertise on racism. Now this knowledge has a museum.
İbrahim Arslan, activist and survivor of the racist arson attack of Mölln 1992

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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