Baroque school town and current discourses
Experience, encounter, information - in our extensive cultural programme we invite you to exhibitions, discussions, festivals and special nights. From different perspectives, we combine historical questions with the urging themes of our time.
The Cabinet of Artefacts and Curiosities in the Francke Foundations
One of the most beautiful museums in Germany
In the summer edition 2021 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!
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A »Germany Cabinet« in Tharangambadi for the »India Cabinet« in Halle
We asked Asma Menon why, how and what she collected
»I experienced the people in Halle as very welcoming to strangers from a foreign culture. In the stores people helped me to read labels, they showed me how to stamp a streetcar ticket. I was with people who showed empathy. Life is not about the big things, it's the small gestures that build a holistic relationship.«
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.