The 5 museums and collections of the faculty are a central component of the faculty's transfer to teaching, research and society.


The museums and collections of our faculty are a "showcase" of knowledge transfer in the urban space. All three university collections open to the public - the Egyptian Museum Georg Steindorff, the Museum of Antiquities and the Museum of Musical Instruments - have considered the transfer of knowledge to society as one of their central tasks ever since their establishment. The museums and collections not only preserve, archive and restore history, they also continue to write it: Through their diverse educational offerings, the faculty's museums generate new knowledge and at the same time enable educational experiences for different audiences - even far beyond the city's borders. In addition to the students of the faculty and university, schools and public media benefit from the expertise and transfer services of the museums and collections.

enlarge the image: Diverse Vitrinen in der Dauerausstellung des Ägyptischen Museums.
enlarge the image: Marmorporträts griechischer Dichter und Denker, eines römischen Kaisers und von Privatpersonen.
enlarge the image: Ein Musikautomat wird vor einer Menge von Menschen aufgeschlossen
enlarge the image: Ein Professor und Studierende beim Restaurieren antiker Objekter im Antikenmuseum
enlarge the image: Zu sehen ist eine Vogelrassel aus der Frühen Eisenzeit


The museums and collections with a broad spectrum of differentiated formats and contents play a central role in the transfer of knowledge at the faculty and have a supra-regional impact, especially through their offers for schools.

The collections not yet open to the public (e.g. Historical Plaster Casts at the Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, collection at the Department of Pre- and Early History) also make a visible contribution time and again, such as on the Museum Night in Halle and Leipzig or in special exhibitions.

The museums and collections address themselves to different knowledge takers:

  • Science: subject-related transfer nationally and internationally; support of inter- and transdisciplinary projects; provision of scientific resources
  • University: Knowledge transfer to students throughout UL; internships and practice modules for students in related disciplines (e.g., historical disciplines, art history and education, educational science, teacher training); knowledge transfer to exchange students nationally and internationally.
  • Non-university public(s): Knowledge transfer to interested peer groups (children and young people, schoolchildren, adults, seniors), in particular inclusion offers
  • Communicating knowledge to the media: transfer of specialized information, services and consulting in the cultural sector, public service, civil society.
  • Knowledge transfer to educational institutions: Schools of different sponsorship (e.g. co-support of annual papers at grammar schools, etc.); universities (e.g. practical modules or internships for students of related disciplines outside the UL, e.g. HTWK, HGB, University Association Halle-Jena).
  • Communicate practical knowledge: e.g. restoration and conservation in museums and archives.

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