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Offers for Schools

DOMiD offers educational programs for schools to place topics such as migration and racism in the classroom. With the Virtual Migration Museum and the materials for the workshop "Mit Objekten lernen – Rassismus begreifen", teachers can even independently expand and design their lessons at any time.

Learn more about DOMiD's Virtual Migration Museum, the workshop "Mit Objekten lernen – Rassismus begreifen" and guided tours through the DOMiD collection.

Guided tours currently not possible

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic we cannot offer guided tours and city walks for an indefinite period of time.

The Virtual Migration Museum

The Virtual Migration Museum tells the story of migration in 3D. Visitors can move through a fictional urban landscape and can choose between three time periods. where they can enter and explore different buildings, each with a unique theme. In different buildings, migration is linked to various topics - such as work, culture or education.

The goal of the Virtual Migration Museum is to show how migration has shaped our history and continues to shape our society and lives together. The theme of migration is looked at from several different angles, acknowledging the different forms migration can take. The museum also aims to give people whose voices have previously been silenced the chance to contribute to a new, multi-perspective history of migration.

DOMiD's Virtual Migration Museum contains over 1,000 digitized exhibits from our collection and over 40 interviews with contemporary witnesses.

  • 24/7: available whenever you like
  • free of charge
  • in German and English language
  • optimized for PC, Mac, Android and htc Vive (VR headset)

Get the Virtual Migration Museum into your classroom

Learn more about the Virtual Migration Museum

"Learning with Objects - Understanding Racism" – A workshop for Pupils

Within the framework of the workshop "Learning with Objects - Understanding Racism" pupils* are sensitized to the topic "racism".
The PDF contains detailed instructions, different worksheets and an extensive glossary so that you can conduct the workshop independently in your school or organization.

The special thing about the workshop is that it is designed for the middle school (Sek I.). So far, there is not much educational material on the topic of anti-racism for this age group. However, the workshop can also be used in higher classes, and the team has had good experiences with the material in vocational schools and in upper secondary schools. Unfortunately, the workshop is not suitable for elementary schools.

Please download the file and contact us if you have any questions: service@domid.org

  • "Understanding Racism"

    Workshop-Material (German only)

    ZIP / 4 MB


Behind the scenes of the DOMiD collection

Even toys can tell stories about migration. The puzzle shown in the picture was given to the lender on an airplane. As a child, she often commuted - sometimes alone - between Germany and Turkey. During her school years, she lived with her grandparents and aunt in Ankara. Photo: DOMiD-Archiv, Köln, E 1215,0100

Our collection includes roughly 150,000 objects, photographs, and documents. The tour fees are determined according to the size of the group. Non-profit organisations and school pupils are charged at a reduced rate.

DOMiD offers guided tours for groups of up to 30 people. A tour of our facilities includes a short film introduction about DOMiD's work, a presentation about our previous exhibitions, a talk about Germany's migration history post 1944 (optional) and a visit to the depots and archive.

In total we have 20 vitrines on display, as well as three depots, our archive and the library.

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