Francke Foundations

The Francke Foundations are a unique educational cosmos in Europe. With their historical collections in baroque school architecture, their exhibitions, but especially their educational and social projects, they are far more than a museum. Founded with the aim of improving society, we participate in current social debates: democratic education, social participation, sustainable action.

The Cabinet of Artefacts an Curiosities in the Francke Foundations

One of the most beautiful museums in Germany

In the current summer edition of »Merian«, the Wunderkammer in the Historic Orphanage is one of the 60 most beautiful museums in Germany, and the Taschen-Verlag publishing house is placing it in »Cabinets of Curiosities« in a series with 18 extraordinary collections in Italy, France, Denmark or Sweden. Visit the only completely preserved Cabinet of Artefacts and Curiosietes in Europe at its authentic location in the Francke Foundations!

Open-air exhibition of the transformation of the Francke Foundations since 1990

With energy and faith in God

The crisis-proof exhibition in the fresh air brings back memories: What was it like in 1990 when some doubted and many took action?

Berge versetzen

A year about the power of social commitment in history and present times.

30 years of the Association of Friends of the Francke Foundations and an incredible reconstruction story: Commitment can move mountains! Look forward with us in the Annual Programme 2020 to high-ranking, internationally renowned thinkers and speakers, politicians and activists. In numerous formats they offer the opportunity to help shape current social debates.

Die Vielen

For artistic freedom, an open society and its democratic design in respect, diversity and tolerance!

Logo »Die Vielen«

The Francke Foundations with many cultural institutions of the city of Halle are signatories of the "Hallescher Erklärung der Vielen".

Mission Ziegenbalg

Christine Bergmann und Stefan Schwarzer on a search for traces in Tharangambadi

  

Current exhibitions

Mission Ziegenbalg

Christine Bergmann und Stefan Schwarzer in search of traces Tharangambadi

Come along on a journey to South India with the artists Christine Bergmann and Stefan Schwarzer!

03. July - 16. August 2020
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

With energy and faith in God

The transformation of the Francke Foundations since 1990

Can it be done? Impressive photo installations make the incredible construction work of the past 30 years visible.

21. March - 13. September 2020

Forces of Nature in Old Bibles

Cabinet Exhibition in the Historic Library

Floods, droughts, earthquakes, fires, swarms of grasshoppers - the Bible is full of stories of the outbreaks of nature. The cabinet exhibition presents illustrations of the...

05. May - 04. October 2020
House 22 - Historic Library

  

Current events

Saturday, 08/08/2020

Der Stifter und sein Werk

Führung durch die Franckeschen Stiftungen

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11:00 amGuided TourHouse 28
Wednesday, 08/12/2020

Sommerferienprogramm

»Natur trifft Kunst«

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2:00 pmChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage
Saturday, 08/15/2020

Der Stifter und sein Werk

Führung durch die Franckeschen Stiftungen

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11:00 amGuided TourHouse 28