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

Mission Ziegenbalg

Christine Bergmann und Stefan Schwarzer auf Spurensuche in Tharangambadi

Kommen Sie mit auf eine Reise nach Südindien mit den KünstlerInnen Christine Bergmann und Stefan Schwarzer!

03. July - 16. August 2020
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

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 - 13. September 2020

Forces of Nature in Old Bibles

Cabinet Exhibition in the Historic Library

Floods, droughts, earthquakes, fires, swarms of grasshoppers - the Bible is full of stories of the outbreaks of nature. The cabinet exhibition presents illustrations of the...

05. May - 04. October 2020
House 22 - Historic Library