Archiv für populäre Musik im Ruhrgebiet e.V., © Ole Löding

Archiv für pop­uläre Mu­sik im Ruhrge­biet e.V.

Cheers to the pas­sion­ate col­lect­ors

On Nollendorfplatz, in the rooms of the old welfare building of the Minister Stein colliery in Dortmund-Eving, there is a paradise for music fans and music historians. Here, Hans Schreiber and Richard Ortmann manage the archive for popular music in the Ruhr region. Since the archive was founded ten years ago, they have collected an incredible quantity of sound recordings, films, photos, books, magazines, programme booklets, posters and other memorabilia. The archive has over 80,000 collectors’ items, including many unreleased concert recordings. Awarded the music venue prize by the German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in 2015, the archive for popular music in the Ruhr region also organises exhibitions, seminars, workshops, lectures, readings, forums, conferences and, above all, concerts. The archive website contains information on all events. Here, you can also register to visit the archive for a tour by the two music experts.

Further information
Nollendorfpl. 2, 44339 Dortmund

All Pop-Spots Ruhr Area

Südrock, © Michael Wrede


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The Bermuda3Eck at daytime, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

The Pop-Trail Bo­chum

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View towards the Bermuda3Eck, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Ber­muda3Eck Haupt­platz

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX- Folk­club Wit­ten

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Former JZE location today, © Jule Körber

EX-Ju­gendzen­trum JZE

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Poster Music Circus, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Ex) Mu­sic Cir­cus Ruhr

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The Unperfekthaus, © Ole Löding


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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix


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The location of the Grugahalle, © Jule Körber


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The Die Horst-Schimanski-Gasse, © Jule Körber


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