Francke Foundations

The Wiedmann Bible

Exhibition at the Canstein Bible Institute

The world's only known Bible to reproduce the complete Old and New Testaments in 3,333 consecutive images.

Cabinet Exhibition »Gott erbarme sich der bedrängten Böhmen«

On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Bohemian Bible printing in Halle

Tschechische Bibel von 1537 aus dem Besitz von Heinrich Milde
Tschechische Bibel von 1537 aus dem Besitz von Heinrich Milde

The new cabinet exhibition in the Historical Library once again turns the page on a chapter of the Foundation's history and presents Bohemian book treasures from the collection.

Alliance of Early Universal Museums

Members of the AEUM at the Annual meeting in Haarlem 2022 in the Oval Room of Teylers Museums

Professional expertise, provenance research and the development of future scenarios for the presentation and research of the unique Early Universal Museums: join the new platform for experts, museums and collections.

Solidarity with Ukraine

The Francke Foundations are shocked by the news that has reached us from Ukraine. We condemn the military attack on a sovereign state, the violation of international law and the escalation of violence and call for an immediate end to the fighting.

The Thalsaline. Halle and Salt around 1700

An online exhibition with 3D models of the salt boiling huts in the Wunderkammer

Screenshot of the screen with the 3D model of the large salt boiling hut.

We have recorded the salt boiling hut models from our Cabinet of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities point by point from the roof to the foundation and transformed them into an interactive 3D model that makes the process of salt production visible. In a digital story, we invite you to take a tour of Halle as a city of salt boiling in the early modern period.


Current exhibitions

The Power of Emotions

Annual Exhibition for young people

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An interactive course on emotions in our everyday lives that opens up surprising spaces for play and thought.

19. March 2022 - 05. February 2023
Historic Orphanage

Francke in Transition

Join us in designing the new exhibition on the founder of the foundation!

View into one room of the new exhibition

We invite you to think along, think ahead and reflect on a new permanent exhibition in the Francke Residence.

11. September 2022 - 10. September 2024
House 28

The power of Emotions. Germany 19/19

Travelling exhibition on the annual theme »Ganz im Affekt«

Black and white shot of a demonstration of young people, in front of a water cannon a placard with the inscription "Love, Love" is held up.

Do emotions shape history?

06. October 2022 - 05. February 2023
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

The Wiedmann Bible

at the Canstein Bible Institute, the first Bible Institute in the world

The world's only known Bible to reproduce the complete Old and New Testaments in 3,333 consecutive images.

10. November 2022 - 19. March 2023
House 52

»God have mercy on the battered Bohemians«

300 years of Bohemian Bible printing in Halle

Rich colored Title Page of a czech Bible from 1537
Czech Bible from 1537 from the possession of Heinrich Milde

An insight into the relations of the Halle Orphanage to the Bohemian religious minorities.

18. November 2022 - 10. April 2023
House 22 - Historische Bibliothek


Current events

Monday, 01/30/2023



2:00 pmWorkshopHaus 33

On mondays in the Krokoseum: The Art Studio

»Earth without Art is just‚ eh’.«

4:00 pmChildren's Program
Tuesday, 01/31/2023

Coffee Lectures at the Study Centre: Interesting facts during the coffee break

1:00 pmTalkHaus 22-24
Wednesday, 02/01/2023

TiQ mobil in Stichelsdorf

2:00 pmWorkshopHaus 33


For Story Twisters

4:00 pmChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Visit of the Reading Fairy

On Site and online

4:00 pmChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage