`MUTTER*SEIN´ from 6.6.

MUTTER*SEIN brings together the polyphonic experiences of women* and gives space to their stories and diverse realities. The result is a collection of things and narratives that take everyday life seriously. The exhibition is opened by a choir that looks at motherhood in our society, and itself becomes a collection of attributions, observations and experiences - sometimes tender, sometimes angry and with necessary humour.


New intervention:

‘Mothers of the Resistance. At Iran's graves’

In 2024, the RJM will be focussing on Iran. ‘Mothers of the Resistance. At Iran's Graves’ tells the personal stories of Iranian mothers who have been fighting for years for justice for their children murdered by the Iranian government. An emotional memorial with works by the Iranian artist and mother of resistance Shole Pakravan and the Iranian artist ICEFLOWER, supplemented with films and interviews.



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The Recognition Machine

Who are the people looking back at us from the photos in our collection? What does the colonial past have to do with each and every one of us? The artwork "The Recognition Machine" by Antje Van Wichelen and Michael Murtaugh addresses these questions and playfully brings visitors into contact with historical portraits from the RJM archive and other European museum collections.


Your turn! - SPACE4KIDS

With Your turn! - SPACE4KIDS, we want to open our doors wide to children to try out new participatory formats and methods with them and create a large experimental space for sensory, playful and collective experiences. In workshops and hands-on tours, children discover the museum and take a look behind the scenes, and can contribute their wishes and ideas to make the museum an inclusive meeting place for fun, reflection, exchange, movement, curiosity, celebration, creativity and empowerment.

The SPACE4KIDS is open on all Sundays and on all Cologne Days from 10 am to 6 pm. There is a hands-on tour every Sunday from 11am-12pm.