Dr. Martin Mäntele, director of the HfG-Archive, the archive of the former Ulm School of Design, flew out from Germany to attend the opening of the Ulm School of Design exhibition at RMIT Gallery on 29 July, and conduct a tour of the exhibition for a large audience the following day.
Although there were no Australian students at the Ulm School during its 16 years of operation, interest levels have been high among Melbourne artists, designers and students.
In this podcast, Dr Mäntele talks about the Ulm School of Design exhibition at RMIT Gallery with Dr Evelyn Tsitas, RMIT Gallery media coordinator.
About Dr. Martin Mäntele
Dr Mäntele studied 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.