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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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Photo: Hall 70

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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    News, Collection

    DOMiD preserves Moellner letters

    Three people died in the racist arson attacks in Mölln in 1992. Hundreds of people then wrote letters of sympathy to the families affected. These important contemporary documents of recent German history are now fully digitized in our collection.

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    DOMiDLabs: TREFFPUNKT - An exhibition about encounters

    28 October 2022 – 17 November 2022

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

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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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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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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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