Collecting migration

Exhibiting plurality


Workshop in cooperation with the vorarlberg museum

Registration required!

Museums have always been a mirror of their times. Collections are established or new issues are raised about existing ones in connection with social developments. One issue that has been the subject of public debate for several years is migration. Migrant experiences and the history of migration have hardly become an integral part of historical narratives in Austria, and they are a glaring gap within the memory culture of museums. This being the case, we would like to examine selected exhibits in the space of a workshop and explore what they say about people on the move and changing societies. Together with experts we will discuss what knowledge can be developed about this and the sources, methods and partners needed to do this. For the future of collecting, we would like to consider how the history of migration manifests itself today and in which objects and traces it can be seen and understood. What recommendations and guidelines on this topic can assist our own work, and what practical experiences can give us some new ideas? 


Conception and design
Dirk Rupnow Head of the Institute for Contemporary History of the University of Innsbruck (A)
Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen Head of the Museumsakademie Joanneum, Graz (A)





Bregenz (A)


€ 180, reduced price € 150


Registration and info
Museumsakademie Joanneum
T +43 (0) 316/8017-9805, Fax -9808 


Please register via e-mail or fax.

Museumsakademie Joanneum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-664/8017-9537