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.
Commemoration of October 9th
Livestream on the meadow in front of the orphanage
On the first anniversary of the terrorist attack in Halle on October 9, the Francke Foundations, together with the Federal Cultural Foundation, are taking a stand with the victims and those affected. You are cordially invited to join us in commemoration.
The Cabinet of Artefacts and 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 publishing house Taschen is placing it in »Cabinet 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?
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.
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".
Christine Bergmann und Stefan Schwarzer on a search for traces in Tharangambadi