HfG Archiv Ulm
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HfG-Archiv Ulm

We look forward to welcoming you to the HfG-Archiv!

Due to energy-saving measures, the HfG-Archiv will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, as it is already on the other opening days, from autumn 2022 onwards. We ask for your understanding.

Even after the end of the legal pandemic measures, we ask you to wear an FFP2 mask for your own safety and the safety of other visitors, our colleagues at the reception, in the supervisory service and in the reception, and to observe the other hygiene measures such as distance regulations and hand disinfection.


Building of the HfG Ulm, 1955. Photo: Ernst Hahn. © HfG-Archiv / Museum Ulm, Sign. HfG-Ar Dp 090.18. All rights reserved

The Ulm School of Design (1953-1968) was an internationally recognized school for industrial design. Its founders – Inge Scholl, the sister of Hans and Sophie Scholl, the graphic designer Otl Aicher, and the architect Max Bill – wanted to rethink and reorganize life in Germany after the end of fascism. In doing so, they oriented themselves to the ideas of modernism. Well-designed industrial products were to help everyone achieve prosperity and a good life in a democratically organized, free society.

Max Bill talking with Walter Gropius, Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher, 1954. Photos: Sigrid von Schweinitz, © HfG-Archiv / Museum Ulm, Sign. HfG-Ar Schw 3.297 (Bill), HfG-Ar Schw 3.384 (Aicher-Scholl), HfG-Ar Schw 3.053 (Aicher). All rights reserved

The HfG-Archiv Ulm has the task of comprehensively documenting the history of the Ulm School of Design. In its dual function as a museum and archive, it makes the contents and significance of the Hochschule accessible to a broad public. This is done through exhibitions, publications, events as well as the opportunity for scientific research.

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HfG Ulm - Von der Stunde Null bis 1968, HfG-Archiv/Museum Ulm, Foto Jens Kramer


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