Photo: Klaus Becker, Hamburg
Günter Höhne, graduate journalist, and his wife Claudia Höhne, graduate cultural scientist, possess a large, ever growing, private collection of items and documentations of East-German design history from 1945 onward. Their library contains some hundred original products ranging from furniture to microchips, documentation legacies of companies and institutions and a photo collection with approximately 3000 of their own images as well as numerous visual documents of third parties. An earlier, first collection „Sammlung Höhne Berlin“ was purchased in 2004 by the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts (Museum für Angewandte Kunst) in Leipzig for their collection of Modern Art.
Items from the collection Höhne are also loaned or donated to, amongst others, the Sächsische Industriemuseum Chemnitz (Saxon Industrial Museum Chemnitz) and the Stadtmuseum Halle (City Museum Halle). Furthermore, the collection Höhne regularly transfers exhibits into the Pinakothek der Moderne / Neue Sammlung in Munich since 2007.