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Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm

Without advance notification | Mo: closed | Tue – Fri: 11–5 pm | Sat–Sun, public holidays: 11–6 pm | closed on Sat 24.10, 7.11., 21.11., 5.12., 19.12. and on 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.

Welcome Welcome to the HfG Archive Ulm

Next event

Sun01.11.202015.00 Uhr

Public guided tour through the Permanent exhibition “Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm. Von der Stunde Null bis 1968” (In German Language)

Location: Building of the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kleiner Vortragssaal, and HfG Archiv, Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm

Participation: € 3,- per person, plus admission

After a 20-30 minute introduction in the historic “Kleiner Vortragssaal” of the HfG, every visitor is free to move around the exhibition. The guides will be available there to answer any further questions.

Precautions in the context of corona prevention: Please wear a mouth guard and keep the minimum distance.

Up to 12 participants are admitted to this event by prior appointment by telephone.

Please register by telephone only, between Monday and Friday (from 9 a.m. to 12 noon) on 0731 161-4307 until 06.11.2020.

Next event

Wed11.11.202019.00 Uhr

Lecture: What is design? A report from practice with Felix Timm, Managing Director Busse Design+Engineering

Is design primarily a matter of a pretty surface? Hans Gugelot resolutely resisted this view. At the newly founded HfG, it soon became clear that when designing technical products, an understanding of construction is just as indispensable as the ability to communicate with decision-makers or to deal with user needs.

Felix Timm reports on the practical experience of an office for product design and development, which is closely connected to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences through its founder Rido Busse – he was one of the early HfG students. Today the concept of design has changed and expanded. The lecture will give an overview of the topics and areas of expertise a modern design office deals with and how individual projects are implemented there.

Building of the former HfG, small lecture hall, 2nd floor Free admission

(Larger lecture hall, HfG building, at Hochsträß 8) *


Next event

Sun15.11.202015.00 Uhr

Public guidede tour through the exhibition “Hans Gugelot. Die Architektur des Design”


By bike on the tracks of the HfG

Guided bicycle tour through Ulm (In German Language)

The former Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (1953-68) has also left its mark outside the campus at Kuhberg in Ulm.The guided bicycle tour explores the stations of this important school of design—› more


HfG Archive under Corona Conditions

The exhibitions in the HfG-Archive are opened as follows:

Tuesday to Friday: 11 – 17 hrs
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 11 – 18 hrs

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

A previous registration is not necessary.

It is also possible to visit the archives (Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm, by prior appointment).

Look out! Closing days

Until the end of the year, our exhibitions in the HfG-Archive will be closed on two Saturdays per month for organizational reasons.
The closing days are: October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19.

On December 24, 25 and 31 the HfG-Archiv and the Museum Ulm are closed.

We are open on Dezember 26 and January 1.




AI aided Design

For the second time the HfG-Archive has announced the scholarship “Designer in Residence”in this year: three months of living and working on the campus of the former Hochschule für Gestaltung and in the HfG-Archive. Next Monday, July 20, 2020, this year’s scholarship holder, the designer Simon Hettler, will leave Ulm and return to Munich. He is now presenting the fruits of his work on the Internet.—› more


Design objects from the 3D printer
HNU cooperates with HfG Archive Ulm

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.—› more