History and tradition
The Museum Ulm is a unique universal museum of art and cultural history. The focus of medieval art is the outstanding collection of late Gothic painting and sculpture. With the Kurt Fried Collection Foundation, it presents the most important artistic trends of the USA and Europe of the 20th century. The highlight of the Archaeological Collection is the "Lion Man" from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Stadel Cave, one of the oldest figurative carvings in the world.
We Should Talk!
The Dispute over the Minster's Nativity Scene
In autumn 2020, a national debate flared up over the depiction of a black king from the Nativity set, which has been displayed annually in Ulm Minster since 1992. Carved in the mid-1920s by Ulm sculptor Martin Scheible (1873-1954) on a private commission for a family in Ulm, the figure serves racist...
Fragile Beauty – David Heschler and Johann Ulrich Hurdter
Baroque Splendour, Noble Silver, Shimmering Ivory
The Ulm carvers David Heschler (1611-1667) and Johann Ulrich Hurdter (1631/32-1716) created small-format objects of the highest artistic quality in the 17th century. Their works in wood or ivory were highly sought after by princely collectors of their time, but also by art lovers of later...