PHOTO: © LWL/Gehrmann

Ausstellung "Das ist kolonial. Westfalens (un)sichtbares Erbe"

In the organizer's words:

Not only Hamburg or Berlin, but also Westphalia has many points of contact with colonialism: people from the region moved to the colonies as missionaries, farmers or soldiers. Entrepreneurs and industrialists promoted German colonial policy, merchants traded in coffee and tea. Citizens became involved in colonial and missionary societies, went to colonial exhibitions, donated to monuments or named streets after colonial figures. People from "overseas" also lived here. The consequences of colonialism still have an impact today and shape our society.

The exhibition "This is colonial." builds on collaborations and the results of a participatory workshop from 2023. The resulting interviews, artistic works and films open up new perspectives and make it clear how history and the present are interlinked.

More info on Instagram and TikTok: @dasistkolonial

This content has been machine translated.

Price information:

Museum admission must be paid to visit the exhibition (5 euros, reduced 2.50 euros). Children under the age of 18 have permanent Free admission.


LWL-Museum Zeche Zollern Grubenweg 5 44388 Dortmund

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