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Congress Playing cards collectors, Prague 30. 9. – 2. 10. 2016

Organizer: International Playing-Card Society (IPCS)

                   Club of Playing cards collectors (CSHK)

International Playing-Card Society (IPCS) is multinational institution uniting collectors of playing cards with more than forty-year tradition. Its subject matter is not only a collector activity but especially research and publication  activities.

Club of Playing cards collectors is similar organization operating since 2011 in the Czech Republic. This organization has had many successful exhibition projects and publications, whose importance transcends national boundaries. Club works closely with museum institutions.

Convention will be held 30.9. – 2.10.2016

Presumable congress site will be conference hall of the National technical museum (NTM) in Prague.

Congress will participate 100-120 persons mostly from abroad (including cca 20 guests from ČR)

Program of the Congress is consisting of talks and General meeting IPCS and it is always accompanied by representative exhibition. The 44.year will be just in 2016.

Event will be complemented by rich exhibitions program.

 Cooperation in ensuring action:


-       Hrací karty s.r.o. - the leading manufacturer cards

-       ABone, s.r.o. – manufacturer cards

-       Scarabeus gallery

-       YMCA palace

-      Central Bohemian museum in Roztoky

-      The National technical museum (NTM)


Partners of project:

-            KOOPERATVA, a.s.

-            Specialized collector auction house

-            Zlatoweb

-            Aukro - Collectors server

-            Hobbby Trend, specialized magazine for collectors

-  , Medial partner



30. 9.

14.00 – 17:00  - Reception and registration

17.00 - ?           - Opening ceremony in NTM
                          - Opening speech of organizer
                          - First part of exhibition tour “The pearls of cards craft”- NTM collections +

                             museum staff report

                          - Trading session  NTM restaurant



1. 10.

10.00 – 12.00 –Annual General Meeting of IPCS in NTM

13.00 – 15:30 - Talks in NTM auditorium

15:30 – 15:45 – Coffee break

15:45  - 18.00 – Talks
20.00 – 21.30  - Convention Dinner


2. 10.

10.00 - Tour of the exhibition Czech Trappola in galerie Scarabeus
12:00 - Tour of the exhibition in Central Bohemian Museum  Roztoky – exhibition “The pearls of cards craft”- second part


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Supporting publications:


- Catalog of the exhibition "The pearls of card craft"  incl. English abstract

- Materials of the Convention in Czech and English language


Supporting actions:


1)The pearls of card craft exhibition

- The playing cards from Czech institutions collections

- The playing cards and their production history – NTM collection

- The playing cards from collections of CSHK collectors

- Printing and playing cards production

- Related topics

Place: Central Bohemian Museum in Roztoky + National technical museum (Praha 7,Kostelní 42)

The Authors exhibition:

- BcA. Michaela Caranová - Conservator-Restaurator SMR

- National museum– Mgr. Jana Kunešová

- National technical museum

- Club of Playing cards collectors

Participating institutions:


- Scientist library in Olomouc

- Silesian museum in Opava

- National library in Prague

- National archive in Prague

- National museum

- Strahov Library

- Prague castle archive

- National technical library

- Prague city museum

- West Bohemian museum in Plzeň

- Institute of Archeology

- State district archive Tachov

- National technical museum


2) Prague Trappola vz. 42.

Samples of Prague pattern trappola  cards, development of their imagine and the importance of game for  National Renaissance

Place: Scarabeus gallery (Praha 7, Jana Zajíce 7)

Author of the exhibition: Petr Bílý 

Loans from CSHK



The CSHK long term exhibition The arts of Playing cards has taken too out of Convention program:

3) The arts on playing cards

Cards and cards games as source in arts inspiration.

Place: Gallery YMCA  (Praha 1, Na Poříčí 12)

Author of the exhibition: Petr Bílý