...on the page of the project Protestant Migration History(s)!


Auswanderer auf Schiff DAH

Migration is a characteristic of almost all human cultures. It is not a new phenomenon, but has always been part of European history. The reasons for migration were and are manifold.

Under the umbrella of the museum project "Protestant Migration History(s)", 12 exhibitions are being created that deal with migratory movements from the perspective of Protestant cultural history. The participating museums and institutions present people who had to leave their homeland for reasons of faith, economic hardship or as a consequence of war. They tell of the cultural heritage of these people, of their opportunities and risks, and of how they helped shape their new worlds. They explore the questions of how care for migrants developed in Protestantism and what can be learned from it for the problems of the present.

What is new and outstanding about the project is the cooperation of institutions in the source and destination countries of Protestant migration.

The project is supported by Erasmus+ funds; patron is the Bavarian Bishop Dr Bedford-Strohm.


co funded

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.


The first individual exhibitions in the framework of the project Protestant Migration History(s) will open in mid-March!

At the Diakoniemuseum Rummelsberg the opening will take place on 16 March.

The exhibition at the Museum Kirchen in Franken will open two days later, on Saturday 18 March, with Heinrich Bedford-Strohm in attendance.

The Protestant Museum of Upper Austria in Rutzenmoos is the third in the alliance, which will show its new exhibition wesWegen from 22 March.

All details on the individual exhibitions can be found under Participating institutions and dates.