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Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm

+++HfG-Archiv closing at 30 March 2021+++

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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

Head of Department

Dr. Martin Mäntele

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.


Christiane Wachsmann

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



Karin Barth

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