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Collection Structure

The foundation of the collection in the HfG-Archiv is formed by the Ulm School of Design own archive (Collection “Stiftung HfG Ulm”) as well as numerous donations and permanent loans from former lecturers and students.

Since the beginning, extensive bequests of works by former lecturers have been added, including Otl Aicher, Tomás Gonda, Walter Zeischegg and Hans Roericht. New material has continually being discovered through exhibitions and in contact with former members of the Ulm School, so that the collection is constantly being expanded.

Students, academics and researchers can work in the reading room of the archive. Here they may, among other things, consult the library of the Ulm School of Design as well as numerous finding aids and let themselves present files and dokuments.

Collection Stiftung HfG Ulm

Collection Stiftung HfG Ulm

Werkbund Conference 1956 at the HfG, Max Bill at the speakers desk. Sig. HfG-Ar Sti F 56/0240. Photo: Wolfgang Siol, © HfG Archive. All rights reserved

Werkbund Conference 1956 at the Ulm School of Design, Max Bill at the speakers desk. Sig. HfG-Ar Sti F 56/0240. Photo: Wolfgang Siol, © HfG-Archiv Ulm. All rights reserved

The School of Design’s own archive with original files, graphics, objects, photographs and the unique library was given to the city of Ulm on permanent loan by the Geschwister-Scholl-Stiftung, now Stiftung HfG-Ulm, when the HfG-Archiv was founded in 1987. —› more

Permanent Loans and donations

Permanent loans and donations

Donations and permanent loans from HfG members have supplemented the HfG Archive’s collection since its inception. These are very different volumes and, above all, volumes of different sizes. —› more


Bequests of the HfG

The HfG Archive acts as a focal point where artistic bequests from those with HfG connections can be systematically collated and supervised. The HfG Archive presently houses the bequests of Otl Aicher, Tomás Gonda, and Walter Zeischegg. These extensive collections comprise approximately half the total contents of the archive. —› more


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