In a generous donation made in 2010, Helmut Lang selected the MAK as the exclusive new home of his entire graphic and corporate
archive. Lang also compiled for the MAK a representative selection of items from his ready-to-wear collections from 1984 to
2005. Since then all of these archival materials (1,400 objects from the textile segment and 120 groups of works from the graphic/corporate
design segment) were inventoried, with detailed object descriptions being written for 500 accessories. A concept and a specific
data model were developed for the content of the Helmut Lang Research Portal. The interface design for this portal was provided
by Lang himself. Currently, the implementation of the research portal is being prepared. The Special Archive: Design Pioneers ‑ Helmut Lang was set up and made publically accessible in order to serve as the
worlds central archive of sources for the documentation, research, and presentation of Langs creative work in
the field of fashion design.