The Documentation Center and Museum on Migration in Germany (DOMiD), is a non-profit association founded by migrants in 1990. DOMiD is home to Germany's largest collection of objects and testimonies documenting the diverse history of migration in Germany. The ongoing collection grew out of civil society and currently includes more than 150,000 social, cultural and everyday history exhibits. With exhibitions, publications and events, DOMiD is one of the pioneers of the museumization of migration as well as the communication of migration history. The association stands for a multi-perspective view of history and is committed to an inclusive remembrance culture.
Funded by the federal government, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Municipality of Cologne, the migration museum "Haus der Einwanderungsgesellschaft" (House of the Immigration Society) will be built in Cologne in the coming years on behalf of DOMiD. There, it will be shown how migration has inscribed itself in German history and shapes our society today. As a cultural and meeting place, the museum also provides a discourse space for central questions about identity, living together and participation. The German Bundestag and the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia have each earmarked €22.13 million in their budgets for the investment costs. The project was included in the German government's National Action Plan on Integration to "honor Germany's cultural wealth, which is also owed to immigrants." The house is being built in the Cologne district of Kalk on the site of the former KHD works ("Hallen Kalk", to be precise: Hall 70) in a disused industrial hall. The patron of the museum building project is former Bundestag President Prof. Dr. Rita Süßmuth.
At present 13 employees (salaried and freelance) work in the Cologne DOMiD office. The association is politically independent and ideologically neutral. DOMiD is institutionally supported by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Cologne.