After the federal government approved funds for the central migration museum planned by DOMiD in November last year, the NRW state parliament followed suit in December. With votes from all parliamentary groups - with the exception of the AfD - the state also pledged 22.13 million euros for the museum building. The investment costs for the “House of the Immigration Society” of 44.26 million euros are thus secured. The intention is to set up the interactive museum in the area of the former industrial area of the “Hallen Kalk” in Cologne-Kalk on the right bank of the Rhine.
DOMiD managing director, Dr. Robert Fuchs, was pleased: “We are very grateful to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Thanks to the many years of funding, we have been able to build up a collection of the history of migration that is unique in Germany over the past 30 years. With the current decision, the object treasures find a worthy space. NRW makes an important contribution to preserving the cultural heritage that migrants contribute to this country. "
The museum is planned as a lively center of the dialogue, in which, starting from today's immigration society, migration is treated as a cross-cutting issue of society as such.
Foto: BeL Sozietät für Architektur
Halle 70 auf dem Areal der "Hallen Kalk", in die das "Haus der Einwanderungsgesellschaft" einziehen soll.