Custodian and Exhibitions

Im Animalienschrank der Wunderkammer sind allerlei Tiere in konserviert, auch Hörner, Panzer und Krallen.

The Custody is in charge of the and exhibitions in the Historic Orphanage. It coordinates the inventory and care of the Cabinet of Artefacts and Curiosities and its objects. The staff members are contact persons for loan requests as well as for collectors, scientists and conservators who have questions about the Kunst- und Naturalienkammer or individual objects. The Custody also conceives and supervises the permanent exhibitions as well as regular special exhibitions in the Historic Orphanage and Francke's Home.


Tom Gärtig

Project »Annual exhibition 2024«

House 1 - Historic Orphanage

+49(0)345 2127 461

Torsten Krüger

in-House Technician


House 1 - Historic Orphanage

+49(0)345 2127 462

Current exhibitions

The Power of Emotions

Annual Exhibition for young people

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An interactive course on emotions in our everyday lives that opens up surprising spaces for play and thought.

19. March 2022 - 05. February 2023
Historic Orphanage

Francke in Transition

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

View into one room of the new exhibition

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

The power of Emotions. Germany 19/19

Travelling exhibition on the annual theme »Ganz im Affekt«

Black and white shot of a demonstration of young people, in front of a water cannon a placard with the inscription "Love, Love" is held up.

Do emotions shape history?

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

The Wiedmann Bible

at the Canstein Bible Institute, the first Bible Institute in the world

The world's only known Bible to reproduce the complete Old and New Testaments in 3,333 consecutive images.

10. November 2022 - 19. March 2023
House 52

»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.

18. November 2022 - 10. April 2023
House 22 - Historische Bibliothek