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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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News & Events

  • Against a neon yellow background is an illustration of a white star. Above it in black capital letters is written "MIND THE GAP!". The logo of Lab #02 can be seen at the top right. At the bottom right it says "Narratives and Questions from LGBTIQA+ Migrants".

    News, DOMiDLabs, Participation, Exhibition

    DOMiDLabs: Mind The Gap! Narratives and Questions from LGBTIQA+ Migrants

    31 March 2023 – 04 May 2023

    The exhibition "Mind The Gap! Narratives and Questions from LGBTIQA+ Migrants" will be on display from 31.3. – 4.5.23 at the Kulturbunker Köln-Mülheim. Mind The Gap! demonstrates how gaps can be dealt with in terms of content and design.

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    News, Job Offers, Migration museum

    Project management Job advertised for #unserMuseum

    We are advertising the project management for the "Haus der Einwanderungsgesellschaft" that we are planning. Applications will be accepted until 8th May, 2023.

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    UN Special Rapporteur visits DOMiD

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights, Alexandra Xanthaki, visited DOMiD to learn about the current state of migrants' access to cultural wealth in Germany.

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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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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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