Arbeitskreis Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus (AGK) e.V.

About the AGK


  • Our association "Arbeitskreis Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus e.V." was founded 2002 in Neuruppin (Germany) by a group of card model fans especially interested in historic paper and card models.
  • Our association has about 300 members (including 8 institutional ones) from Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Austria, Italy, Spain and 5 other countries.
  • We are registered at the Registergericht Stuttgart under the register number VR 211579 and approved by the fiscal authorities as a non-profit institution of public utility.
  • The annual membership fee for single persons amounts to 25 Euro. For couples and families the fee amounts to 40 Euro, and companies have to pay 50 Euro.
  • Our annual meetings takes place at different locations in Germany or Europe.

Purpose of the association

  • The purpose of our association is to promote the research on the history of card modeling.
  • As stated by our Satzung this means an active participation in the research for the cultural and economic aspects of paper and card modeling in  past and present times.
  • We make our research results availbale to a broad audience through publications, by participating in exhibitions and by hosting conferences.
  • In particular we support measures to further the interest in card modeling, especially if it concerns young people.

Managing committee

Our managing committee was last elected September 2022 in Epinal and consists of

Dieter Nievergelt
D. Nievergelt
Andreas Fausten
A. Fausten
Bernd Kothera
1. Treasurer
B. Kothera
Katharina Oppenhoff
K. Oppenhoff
Heiko Schinke
2. Treasurer,
Online services
H. Schinke

Further information

Our club also has an Advisory Council to ensure the scientific quality of our publications. Its members are:

  • Malu Schneider, formerly director of the Musée Alsassienne Strassburg
  • Prof. Dr. Konrad Vanja (Berlin), formerly director of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stopfel (Freiburg), collector of card models, formerly responsible for historic preservation in the Freiburg branch

In our top menu bar you can find more information about our association and our main page gives you access to our card model and catalogue databases and additional information concerning cardboard models.


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