Current Exhibitions

Special Exhibitions

Total Real. The discovery of visualisation

Annual exhibition 2024

How do we perceive the world to understand it?

23. March 2024 - 02. February 2025
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Francke in Transition

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

Two visitors fill out the questionnaire for the participatory exhibition in an exhibition room.

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

On the beauty of literature

Cabinet exhibition

April 26 to November 3, 2024

26. April - 03. November 2024
House 22-24 - Historic Library

Past Exhibitions

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

Annual Exhibition of the Francke Foundations 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... Detail visit the online exhibition

02. May - 17. October 2021
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Forces of nature in old bibles

Cabinet exhibition in the Historical Library

Abbildung der Heuschreckenplage aus dem Alten Testament der Bibel

Stories and illustrations of natural forces in book treasures from five centuries from our collections. Detail visit the online exhibition

06. April - 30. September 2020
House 22-24 - Historic Library

In the quarry of time. Earth histories and the beginnings of geology

Annual Exhibition of the Francke Foundations 2020

Photos by the Canadian Edward Burtynsky, sounds by Dominik Eulberg and more than 250 rarely shown objects from unique collections invite you on an exciting journey through the... Detail

20. September 2020 - 21. March 2021
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

»Mancherley Nutzen und Ergetzung« – Gardens at the Francke Foundations

Cabinet exhibition in the Historical Library

Gardens play a significant role throughout the history of the Francke Foundations. Once they served as farm gardens, apothecary gardens for planting medicinal herbs, and gardens... Detail

16. April - 26. September 2021
House 22

»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. Detail

18. November 2022 - 10. April 2023
House 22 - Historic Library

Controversy. People, media, mechanisms in the 18th century and today

A torn copper engraving of Moureau's Oedipe showing two people arguing.

There is much and extensive argument about disputes. What are the limits of what can be said - where does constructive discussion end and personal insult and disparagement begin? Detail visit the online exhibition

18. March 2023 - 04. February 2024

School Clubs in the Francke Foundations (1843-1936)

Cohesion - Competition - Contest

Sources from the archives and library illustrate the life of associations in the Francke Foundations. Detail visit the online exhibition

20. April 2023 - 07. April 2024
House 22 - Historic Library

Urban Space-Play Area

Exhibition and Parcours at the Francke Foundations

A child balances on a labyrinth marked with yellow lines on cobblestones.

Discover the traffic area as a play area! Detail

14. May - 22. June 2024