Cabinet of curiosities at the Francke Foundations

Crocodile at the cabinet of curiosity in Halle (Saale)

The cabinet of art and natural history (Kunst- und Naturalienkammer) was established by August Hermann Francke in 1698. Today this collection is regarded as the only fully preserved cabinet of curiosities dating from the Baroque age. [German]

The appeal of this chamber is that it was designed for school purposes and not for just impressing its visitors.

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