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We are looking forward to welcoming you again from Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in the HfG-Archive and Museum Ulm.

After the temporary closure for the containment of the corona virus, the HfG-archive together with the Museum Ulm is pleased to reopen its houses with its current special exhibitions and collections on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11 am.

After the closure due to the Corana virus, the HfG-Archive and the Museum Ulm with its new opening hours on weekends and holidays offers more time for a visit of the museum and exhibitions. The opening hours on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays have been extended by one hour each.

The HfG-Archive with the Museum Ulm is from now on open as follows.

Tuesday to Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 11 am – 6 pm

We look forward to your visit and would ask you to wear an appropriate mouth-nose cover and to observe the distance regulations. We thank you for your understanding.


In the winter semester 2019/2020, students from the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, in cooperation with the Logistics Laboratory of the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, researchers from the InnoSÜD university network at the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences and the Ulm School of Design Archive (HfG Archiv Ulm) / Museum Ulm developed proposals for solutions to produce copies of sensitive originals from the museum collection, with the help of a 3D printer. Here is a little video.

The challenge for the three teams (with a total of 13 students) was to first understand the complex object shapes in order to reproduce them. For this purpose, 3D scans were created first. The 3D prints were then created on the basis of this data. After deburring and grinding, these could be compared with the originals. Especially in the case of the Non-Orientable Surface, which Ulrich Burandt developed during the foundation course with Tomás Maldonado, it is now possible to take the complex form into one’s hand and to understand it better by touching and feeling.
These three models had to be implemented: the Non-Orientable Surface from Ulm School of Design student Ulrich Burandt, 1956/57; a plaster model for the milk jug of the TC 100 crockery, designed by Hans (Nick) Roericht in 1958/59, and elements of grid-oriented shell surfaces, after Walter Zeischegg, ca. 1963-65.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kunze from the HNU led the students, Jasmin Al-Kuwaiti from the HfG Archiv was responsible for the task and the smooth exchange. In the practical implementation the students were guided by Dr. Galiya Klinkova, Fabian Frommer and Vitalij Fehr. The cooperation was also supported by the university association InnoSÜD, which is dedicated to knowledge and technology transfer. The logistics laboratory wants to make this transfer possible as a so-called “Open Lab” by opening its doors to students, companies and institutions from the region.

The students experimented with various 3D printing technologies: The so-called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). This resulted in several reprints for each object.


Opening is cancelled, publication is available

Hans Gugelot. The architecture of design

On April 1, 2020 the architect and industrial designer Hans Gugelot [hans gyʒəlo] would have been 100 years old. On this occasion the HfG-Archive Ulm dedicated an exhibition and a comprehensive publication to him.

Due to the acute corona crisis the exhibition opening could not take place. A visit to the exhibition is also not possible until Sunday, April 19, 2020, since the HfG-archive, like all cultural institutions of the city of Ulm, is closed to the public.

The publication accompanying the exhibition is now available at the HfG archive and at the avedition in Stuttgart. You can order the book (only in german) for 28 € plus shipping costs via the shop of the Museum Ulm.

A preview of the book you will find here.

“Not my thing – gender in design”

A bench for breastfeeding in public places, a hijab for competitive sports, a bicycle saddle that relieves the prostate, a smoking puffing show-off and a smoking little lady, blue is the boy’s favourite and pink is the girl’s favourite?

What does gender have to do with design? asked an exhibition in 2019 in the HfG archive. What does it mean to design in a gender-specific, -sensitive or even -blind way? One thing is certain: Neutral things do not exist.

In a diverse and critical way, thinking about gender in design provides answers to the still open question “How do we want to live? This question was already highly topical at the Bauhaus and the former HfG Ulm. The good form and functionalism of post-war society were the answers of their time. But times change and with them role and job descriptions, target groups, design principles and solutions.

The publication accompanying the exhibition is available at the HfG archive and at avedition Stuttgart.

You can order the book for 29 € via the shop of the Museum Ulm.

A preview of the book can be found here.