World knowledge around 1700
The Francke Foundations have extensive collections of historical sources on the cultural history of the Early Modern Period in the context of Pietism and Early Enlightenment. We promote interdisciplinary and international exchange through scholarship programmes, workshops and international cooperation.
Opening of the reading room
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We will open the reading room in the Historic Library on 25 May 2021. Please find all the information on how to use it on the Study Centre's german website. As long as the travel restrictions apply, feel free to use our online offer!
Die Wunderkammer der Franckeschen Stiftungen
Photo book from the Publication's Department of the Francke Foundations
3,000 natural objects, curiosities and artefacts from the unique Cabinet of Artefacts and Curioities of the Francke Foundations open up the world to the visitor from a forgotten perspective. As an early modern museum room, the chamber stands for the comprehensive cosmos of knowledge of the Baroque. The Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen offers an illustrated book presenting the state of scientific research on the collection with opulent photographs and many examples of sources from the archives of the Francke Foundations.