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

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

Current exhibitions

With energy and faith in God

The transformation of the Francke Foundations since 1990

Can it be done? Impressive photo installations make the incredible construction work of the past 30 years visible.

21. March 2020


New school buildings in the Francke Foundations from 1890 to 1930

Eine historische Bauzeichnung aus der Moderne zeigt einen Bauplan der Lateinischen Hauptschule.

Many of our school buildings throughout Germany date from around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. New school buildings were also erected in the Francke Foundations during...

25. October 2019 - 13. April 2020
House 22 - Historic Library