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PROJECT PARTNERS
partners
museum of science and technology
katholieke hogeschool kempen
nationaal museum van de speelkaart
deutsches museum
museo nacional de ciencias naturales
IUFM de lorraine
IRRE lombardia
Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum


Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, BE
Druivenstraat 18, 2300 Turnhout, Belgium

contact person:
Filip Cremers
tel. +32.14.415621, fax +32.14.414324
email filip.cremers@turnhout.be

This is the ‘museum of playing-cards’, a public institution hosting collections of playing-cards from 1700-onwards made for world-wide distribution, a unique collection of printing presses and finishing machines (17th-20th century), a steam-engine (1896), archives and a reference library.

Its mission is to collect, conserve, study, exhibit and educate about objects regarding the history, use and production of playing-cards, mainly printed in Turnhout and the historical Low Countries during the industrial age (18th century onwards).

The museum services include: temporary exhibitions, workshops for demonstrations (i.e. printing techniques), lectures, trading sessions (collectors), publications, and educational activities for children etc. Through its activities the museum aims to stimulate a more active way of visiting by its public.

It also aims to develop children’s interactive learning and enjoyment in the field of scientific, technological and cultural evolution in printing techniques.

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