Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)

During the closing of the museum we will give small insights into the exhibition "Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)" online. Some artists are making their works available for a temporary online presentation.


Transformation of the World – Masterpieces by Hendrick Goltzius

31 October 2020 to 21 March 2021

The Dutch engraver and painter Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617 was the first meta-artist of the graphic arts. Then as now, his artisanal virtuosity and creative pictorial invention enthral us. He emulated different engraving techniques and styles, surpassing them in what he had to say. In contrast to his contemporaries, he was an all-round talent who himself drafted, engraved and published. His heroes, goddesses and heaven-assailers revere the human body and radiate im-mense dynamism. Ancient mythologies and Christian topics were included in his repertoire, as were moralising allegories.
The exhibition has been created in partnership with the art collection of the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen. It presents selected works from Goltzius’ œuvre, from his first editorial work to his final print motif.


Unwrapped! 125 years of history in the MNM

20 June 2020 to 11 April 2021

In the hearts of the city and its people for 125 years: Freiburg’s oldest museum is celebrating an anniversary – time to spill the beans and take a look behind the scenes. Experts, artists and friends introduce 125 exciting, surprising, critical, amusing or a very personal perspectives on 41 objects in the Natural history and Ethnological collection.


The Treasures of the Monks

28 November 2020 to 19 September 2021

Crowning achievements of art and milestones of the early sciences: the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Blaise developed into an internationally renowned place of research during its almost thousand year history and built up a superb art collection.


freiburg.archäologie – Life Before the Founding of the City

13 September 2020 to 9 January 2022

What did life look like before the city of Freiburg was founded? The final part of the exhibition trilogy freiburg.archaeology answers this question from two perspectives – chronological und geographical.


The Roman Legionary

24 October 2019 to 18 April 2021

For 200 years, Roman legionaries shaped life on the Upper Rhine. Their main task was to safeguard the borders of the Empire. Yet what did the soldiers do in times when there was no war? The young men came from all parts of the Roman Empire that extended in its heyday from Egypt to Britain. With their diverse skills and expertise they brought innovations in technology, education and religion, whose influence has persisted up the present day.




1 May to 26 September 2021

Paranormal phenomena have always been a source of fascination to people. In Freiburg they have been scientifically examined since the 1950s. The photographer and photo journalist Leif Geiges (1915–1990) worked for many years with the parapsychologist Hans Bender, professor at Freiburg University and founder of the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health.


"Buochmeisterinne" - Manuscripts and Early Printings from the Dominican Cloister Adelshausen

13 March – 13 June 2021

The women in medieval cloisters were "buochmeisterinne" in many different ways. For them books played a central role, whether in education, religious teaching and liturgy or in the administration. But what manuscripts were there in Adelhausen and other Dominican cloisters? Who organised their acquisition and use? The exhibition presents pieces from the city, the Adelhausen Foundation and other loans.