There is always something new to learn from our permanent and temporary exhibitions of past, current, and upcoming opportunities. Our team of curator(s), artists, and talented minds continue to explore opportunities that will illuminate cultures in ways that our visitors of all ages, all races will find something special to

Learn. Discover. Explore.  With 123 countries of origin and distinct peoples into Idaho over its history, support from both the community and organizations will help us feature remarkable stories of the human journey through art, culture, music, film, foods, and many more creative ways to share and connect.

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A partnership with Boise State University and Undocumented Migration Project  |  Sponsored by Idaho Museum of International Diaspora

Experience our virtual tour of the Hostile Terrain 94 installation at Boise State University designed and created by Dr. Manuel Gómez-Navarro, philologist and digital creator. Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory art project that details the dangers of undocumented migration. In fall of 2020, Hostile Terrain 94 hanged in sites around the world including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Seattle, Miami, Mexico City, San Pedro Sula (Honduras), San Salvador (El Salvador), Lampedusa (Italy), and the Boise State Student Union Building (Boise, Idaho). 

“It was a privilege being part of the Boise State Hostile Terrain 94 installation. It was an opportunity for learning more about this humanitarian tragedy, and also witness (and record) the community involvement in such a project.” (Gómez-Navarro, 2020)

ARRIVALS: What's Left Behind, What Lies Ahead

ARRIVALS: What's Left Behind, What Lies Ahead is a collaborative multidisciplinary project that will record and disseminate the stories of refugees and immigrants living in Idaho and the Native Americans that have been displaced from their ancestral lands. This video documentary features the lives of diaspora groups in Idaho, narrated by Professor Stephanie Bacon from Boise State University – an author and leading member of the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora's Academic and Research Team (ART). The ART is made up of multiple scholars from Boise State University, Jon Cox from University of Delaware, and Andy Bale from Dickson College. Through grants, the ART made possible this documentary to bring forward stories of the human journey from where they have resettled in Idaho.


Southeast Asian Diaspora Exhibit (SEADE)

Design concept in process

The SEADE will be one of the grand permanent exhibits of the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora (IMID). The interior design concept of the SEADE, currently in development, will serve as the concept model design for creating additional permanent exhibits of other diaspora groups from other regions of the world. More information forthcoming. Follow us on social media to #LearnDiscoverExplore.