Calendar of the Francke Foundations

Der hallesche ›Wunderschatz‹ von 1625 – Sammelleidenschaft im Zeitalter der europäischen Kunst- und Wunderkammern

Public lecture by Dr. Berit Wagner (Frankfurt/Main)

Frontispiece to Ole Worm, Museum Wormianum, Leiden 1655.

Little is known about Halle's Cabinets of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities before 1700, but they did exist: with the enthusiasm of the late humanists, the Halle medicus and pharmacy owner Lorenz Hoffmann collected not only the usual naturalia, alchemica and exotica from overseas, but also a spectacular number of paintings, which he attributed to artists such as Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer and Michelangelo Buonarroti. The research to be outlined in the lecture on the hitherto almost unknown collection of a bourgeois-patrician and at the same time courtly actor will give new weight to the early phase of the history of German collecting. The main source and starting point for the reconstruction of the principles of order and knowledge is the publication of the collection in 1625. Hoffmann, who rose to the position of Elector's personal physician in Saxony in 1626, published the first printed catalogue of a chamber of art and curiosities in European cultural history.

These connections are being researched in the project »Sammeln in der Stadt um 1600. Die Kunst- und Wunderkammer des Medicus Lorenz Hoffmann im Kontext der europäischen Sammlungs- und Wissenskulturen«, led by Dr Berit Wagner and funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, which is accompanied by the Francke Foundations as a cooperation partner.

The event will take place as part of the annual members' meeting of the Association for Halle City History. Prof. Dr. Holger Zaunstöck will introduce the event.

Highlights

Wege nach Weihnachten

20. December 2022

Eine musikalische Reisebegleitung zum Weihnachtsfest

Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248

08. January 2023

The wind ruffles the hair of the nine singers of the Stadtsingechor, who are standing in a row in their choirboy clothes in the Linde courtyard of the Francke Foundations.

Kantaten IV bis VI

Healing body and soul. Medicine and Hygiene in the 18th Century

02. May - 17. October 2021

[Translate to Englisch:] Das Kinderkrankenhaus auf dem Gelände der Stiftungen

In 1721, the foundation stone for the children's hospital in Germany was laid at the Francke Foundations. The 300th anniversary of this event is the occasion for the annual...

  

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Events

Der hallesche ›Wunderschatz‹ von 1625 – Sammelleidenschaft im Zeitalter der europäischen Kunst- und Wunderkammern

Public lecture by Dr. Berit Wagner (Frankfurt/Main)

Frontispiece to Ole Worm, Museum Wormianum, Leiden 1655.

Little is known about Halle's Cabinets of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities before 1700, but they did exist: with the enthusiasm of the late humanists, the Halle medicus and pharmacy owner Lorenz Hoffmann collected not only the usual naturalia, alchemica and exotica from overseas, but also a spectacular number of paintings, which he attributed to artists such as Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer and Michelangelo Buonarroti. The research to be outlined in the lecture on the hitherto almost unknown collection of a bourgeois-patrician and at the same time courtly actor will give new weight to the early phase of the history of German collecting. The main source and starting point for the reconstruction of the principles of order and knowledge is the publication of the collection in 1625. Hoffmann, who rose to the position of Elector's personal physician in Saxony in 1626, published the first printed catalogue of a chamber of art and curiosities in European cultural history.

These connections are being researched in the project »Sammeln in der Stadt um 1600. Die Kunst- und Wunderkammer des Medicus Lorenz Hoffmann im Kontext der europäischen Sammlungs- und Wissenskulturen«, led by Dr Berit Wagner and funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, which is accompanied by the Francke Foundations as a cooperation partner.

The event will take place as part of the annual members' meeting of the Association for Halle City History. Prof. Dr. Holger Zaunstöck will introduce the event.

Exhibitions

Die Macht der Emotionen

Jahresausstellung für junge Menschen

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19. March 2022 - 05. February 2023

Francke in Transition

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

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11. September 2022 - 10. September 2024Haus 28

Die Macht der Gefühle. Deutschland 19/19

Wanderausstellung zum Jahresthema

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

Die Wiedmann-Bibel

in der Cansteinschen Bibelanstalt, der ersten Bibelanstalt der Welt

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10. November 2022 - 19. March 2023House 52

»Gott erbarme sich der bedrängten Böhmen«

300 Jahre Böhmischer Bibeldruck in Halle

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18. November 2022 - 10. April 2023Haus 22

Historisches Waisenhaus

Ein Schloss für die Bildung

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House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Kunst- und Naturalienkammer

3000 Wunder der Welt

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House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Kulissenbibliothek

»Eine der besten Bibliotheken der Zeit«

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Haus 22

Pietismus-Cabinet

Strength of the word

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House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Tour through the Cultural Monument

300 Years of Education in a Unique Architectural Landscape

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Waisenhaus-Cabinet

World change through human change

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House 1 - Historic Orphanage