From the zero hour to 1968
From the zero hour to 1968
photo: Jens Kramer, 2018 © Jens Kramer

Experiencing history

The HfG Archive Ulm occupies around 1,200 square metres of floor space on the 2nd and 3rd floors/ top floor of the HfG. Its collection includes photographs, graphics and written documents, deposits and donations from "alumni" and the estates of Otl Aicher, Tomás Gonda and Walter Zeischegg. Materials that were created at the HfG or are closely associated with it thus return to their place of origin.

On 30 November 2011, the HfG Archive opened its new premises in the former HfG Ulm with a public ceremony.

The permanent exhibition takes you through the eventful history of the Ulm School of Design, which wrote design history worldwide between 1953 and 1968. A visit to the HfG Archive presents the diverse daily work of this institution.

The HfG Archive aims to document the history of the Ulm School of Design as comprehensively as possible and to make the content and significance of the school accessible to a broad public. In addition to a comprehensive permanent exhibition on the Hochstrasse, the HfG Archive Ulm also offers temporary exhibitions, publications and symposia.


Opening and closing times during the Christmas break:
The exhibitions are open on Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Epiphany, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibitions are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
The archive will also be closed from 22 December 2023 to 5 January 2024. Before and after that, academic research in the HfG archive is possible on Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 pm.


Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 11am-5pm, Monday closed
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve

The HfG Archive and its special exhibition rooms are located on the top floor (3rd floor) of the HfG building.
The route from the main entrance through the building to the HfG Archive is signposted, it is only barrier-free from the 2nd floor upwards!

Barrier-free access to the archive is available via the entrances on the 2nd floor (lift to the left of the entrance to the 3rd floor) and via the entrance on the 3rd floor, which you can reach by following the street »Am Hochsträß«, which leads around the building to the left, past the gatehouse.
Public, free parking spaces are located below the university building.

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HfG exhibition in the cafeteria, June 1958: documentation of methods and work results
HfG exhibition in the cafeteria, June 1958: documentation of methods and work results
Photographer: Wolfgang Siol, © HfG Archive / Museum Ulm, inventory number: HfG-Archiv 58/0185
HfG Archive Ulm
From the zero hour to 1968
photo: Jens Kramer, 2018 © Jens Kramer
HfG Archive Ulm
Students on the HfG terrace, 1962
Photographer: Wolfgang Siol, © HfG Archive / Museum Ulm, inventory number: HfG-Archiv 62/0375
HfG Archive Ulm
Class with Otl Aicher, 1958
Photographer: Wolfgang Siol, © HfG-Archiv / Museum Ulm, inventory number: HfG-Archiv 58/0283