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.


Maria Junker

Scientific Trainee


House 1 - Historic Orphanage

+49(0)345 2127 463

Torsten Krüger

in-House Technician


House 1 - Historic Orphanage

+49(0)345 2127 462

Maxi Pasewaldt

Secretariat Custodian and Exhibitions (Parental Leave)

House 1 - Historic Orphanage

+49(0)345 2127 461

Current exhibitions

Salt boilers, miners, craftsmen – salt pots, mines, manufactories

Cabinet Exhibition in the Historic Library

[Translate to Englisch:] Eine historische Abbildung zeigt Bergleute bei der Arbeit

The cabinet exhibition presents people in their working environment as depicted in historical copperplate engravings and woodcuts from the library of the Francke Foundations.

08. October 2021 - 03. April 2022
House 22 - Historic Library