Cabinet of curiosities at the Francke Foundations

Crocodile at the cabinet of curiosity in Halle (Saale)

The Cabinet of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities (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.

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

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