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

domicil Dortmund, © Joehawkins


The logo of the Rotunde, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Riff & Ro­tunde

Arena Konzert, © Raimond Spekking

Velt­ins Arena

Djäzz Flyer, © Djäzz


The Die Horst-Schimanski-Gasse, © Jule Körber


Turbinenhalle, © Tourismus NRW e.V.


The Goldkante Bar, © Tourismus NRW e.V.