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.
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.
Jungsein in den Franckeschen Stiftungen, 1890–1933
On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019, our annual exhibition is dedicated to the life of young people in the era of classical modernism. What was it like to be young between 1890 and 1933?
Young people change their city
Where do young people prefer to spend their time? What would they change in this place? The Francke Foundations want to strengthen young people and support them in actively participating in urban development.
For artistic freedom, an open society and its democratic design in respect, diversity and tolerance!
The Francke Foundations with many cultural institutions of the city of Halle are signatories of the "Hallescher Erklärung der Vielen".
The Ziegenbalg-House in Tharangambadi
A Museum of Intercultural Dialogue
In 1706 the Francke pupil Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg became the first Lutheran missionary outside Europe in Tranquebar, India. An intercultural museum project is dedicated to the heritage and continuation of the common German-Indian history.