From 1992 to 2000 Schwarz was the Director of the media museum which is part of the Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie [Centre of Art and Media Technology] in Karlsruhe (ZKM). 2000 he became the dean of Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst [University of Design and Art] Zurich (HGKZ). 2005 he was the founding dean of one of the biggest art colleges in Europe, the newly established Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) which started operations on 1 August 2007. Hans-Peter Schwarz was involved in the negotiations on the sale of the Bauhaus Collection of Torsten Bröhan. The negotiations failed due to budget constraints.
— 4. Mai 2015