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.


Torsten Krüger

in-House Technician


House 1 - Historic Orphanage

+49(0)345 2127 462

Philipp Wille

wissenschaftlicher Volontär


House 1 - Historic Orphanage

+49(0)345 2127 463

Current exhibitions

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

Streit. Menschen, Medien, Mechanismen im 18. Jahrhundert und heute

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?

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.

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