The HfG-Archive is a department of the Museum Ulm.
The photo shows the staff of the HfG-Archiv on the terrace of the historical Bulding of the Ulm School of Design. From the left: Christiane Wachsmann, Dr. Martin Mäntele, Karin Barth, Viktoria Heinrich. Photo: Linus Rapp
Dr. Martin Mäntele
Head of Department
1965 born in Messkirch, West Germany. Studies Art History and Modern German Literature at Tuebingen University, in Newcastle (GB) and Hamburg. 1994 M.A., 1999 Ph.D. in Art History at Tuebingen University. 1999-2002 Research Assistant at Kunsthalle Tuebingen. 2002-2004 Junior Curator at Ulmer Museum. Since 2004 Head of Public Relations and Education at Ulmer Museum. Various exhibition projects and publications, including “ulm model – models after ulm”, 2003. April 2013 Head of HfG-Archive, the archive of the former Ulm School of Design. 2003-2012 lecturer in Design History at Polytechnics in Ulm, Wuerzburg, and Schwaebisch Gmuend.
Deputy Director HfG-Archiv
After an apprenticeship as a carpenter, Christiane Wachsmann studied Architecture and Design at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart (1981-86). Afterwards editorial traineeship at the newspaper “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” (1987-89), setting up and managing the HfG Archive in Ulm (1989-1997). During this time she produced numerous catalogues on the subject of HfG, including on Hans Gugelot as a teacher, Walter Zeischegg, the beginnings of the HfG in Ulm and the teaching of former Bauhäusler in Ulm. After a family pause, Christiane Wachsmann was responsible for inventory and digilisation from 2008-17. Since 2018 she has been curator and deputy director of the HfG archive.
In June 2018 her book “Vom Bauhaus beflügelt — Menschen und Ideen an der Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm” was published by av-edition, Stuttgart.
Monday to Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm
Phone +49 (0)731 161-4371
Viktoria Lea Heinrich
born in 1992 in Marl, NRW. Design Researcher. Bachelor degree in product design at the HTW Dresden and a M.A. in art and design science at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, NRW. Her master thesis, entitled Design with Refugees, examines the collaboration of professional designers and non-design experts in the context of inclusion projects. From 2016-2019 design scientist at the research institute IDRV − Institute of Design Research Vienna and curatorial assistant at the Design Collection of the MAK − Museum of Applied Arts Vienna. Since October 2019 Junior Research Assistant at the HfG-Archiv / Museum Ulm and member of the VolkswagenStiftung funded research project “Exhibiting Design: Presentations of the HfG, From Ulm to Montreal”.
Secretariat and administration
Born in Günzburg, studied mechatronics at Ulm polytechnic. Since 1997 working at Ulmer Museum, responsible for the shop’s organisation. Her work at HfG-Archiv will include administration and office management. Married, two children.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – noon
Phone +49 (0)731 161-4370