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

Moderne Jugend?

Younth at the Francke Foundations, 1890-1933

Ausstellungsgrafik von »Moderne Jugend«: Sie sehen ein Zitat der Schülerin Barbara Holdefleiß aus dem Jahr 1927: »Von da an fing ich an, über die Dinge für mich selbst nachzudenken.«

On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019, the Francke Foundations are dedicating themselves to the genuinely modern theme of »Youth«. What did it mean to be young between...

22. September 2019 - 22. March 2020
House 1 - Historic Orphanage


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

»We can understand each other, but each can only interpret to himself.«

Exhibition of the advanced German class 11 of the Latina August Hermann Francke for the annual exhibition »Moderne Jugend«

Student work in the style of expressionism. In a black circle black spots running out like hands meet.

How topical are the problems and views of the Expressionist youth of the turn of the century compared to those of today?

04. February - 22. March 2020
House 1 - Historic Orphanage