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.

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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.

Moderne Jugend?

Jungsein in den Franckeschen Stiftungen, 1890–1933

Ausstellungsgrafik von »Moderne Jugend«: Sie sehen ein Zitat der Schülerin Barbara Holdefleiß aus dem Jahr 1927: »Von da an fing ich an, über die Dinge für mich selbst nachzudenken.«

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?

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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.

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".

The Ziegenbalg-House in Tharangambadi

A Museum of Intercultural Dialogue

Blick auf das restaurierte Ziegenbalg-Haus im südindischen Tharangambadi und die goldene Büste Bartholomäus Ziegenbalgs

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.

  

Current events

Today, Saturday, 02/22/2020

Der Stifter und sein Werk

Führung durch die Franckeschen Stiftungen

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11:00 o'clockGuided TourHouse 28
Sunday, 02/23/2020

Family Brunch

Shared breakfast for families

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10:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage
Monday, 02/24/2020

Playtime on Monday

Free time in the Krokoseum

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14:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Hands-on Workshop

Print, sew, work

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16:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Regulars' table Language on Monday

Open offer of language support to practice German

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17:00 o'clockAn Open OfferHouse 33

Besuch der Lesefee

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17:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Language in motion on Monday

Language support for preschool children

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17:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 33

Current exhibitions

Moderne Jugend?

Younth at the Francke Foundations, 1890-1933

Ausstellungsgrafik von »Moderne Jugend«: Sie sehen ein Zitat der Schülerin Barbara Holdefleiß aus dem Jahr 1927: »Von da an fing ich an, über die Dinge für mich selbst nachzudenken.«

On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019, the Francke Foundations are dedicating themselves to the genuinely modern theme of »Youth«. What did it mean to be young between...

22. September 2019 - 22. March 2020
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

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New school buildings in the Francke Foundations from 1890 to 1930

Eine historische Bauzeichnung aus der Moderne zeigt einen Bauplan der Lateinischen Hauptschule.

Many of our school buildings throughout Germany date from around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. New school buildings were also erected in the Francke Foundations during...

25. October 2019 - 13. April 2020
House 22 - Historic Library

»We can understand each other, but each can only interpret to himself.«

Exhibition of the advanced German class 11 of the Latina August Hermann Francke for the annual exhibition »Moderne Jugend«

Student work in the style of expressionism. In a black circle black spots running out like hands meet.

How topical are the problems and views of the Expressionist youth of the turn of the century compared to those of today?

04. February - 22. March 2020
House 1 - Historic Orphanage