The International Playing-Card Society

Calendar of Coming Events

Please note: Although we try to keep this information as up to date and accurate as possible, we cannot guarantee that all events will take place as listed here. For confirmation you should contact the organisers at the contact address given for each event. Please send any corrections, updates or additions to this calendar to Christian de Ryck at

For clarity, meetings and exhibitions are now shown in separate lists.

Date and PlaceEventDetailsContact
4 June 2016
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout
Annual trading fair Internationale ruilbeurs voor speelkaarten - Bourse d'échange internationale de cartes à jouer - Internationale Tauschbörse für Spielkarten - International trading fair for playing cards.

Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. If you want a table, you should make a reservation at the museum.

30 Sept. to 2 Oct. 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
IPCS Convention Details to be announced.
7 to 9 October 2016
Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain
ASESCOIN annual meeting Santo Domingo de Silos is a small town located in the province of Burgos.

Details to be announced.

Apartado de correos 269
28920 Alcorcon (Madrid)
22 Sept. to 24 Sept. 2017
London, United Kingdom
IPCS Convention Details to be announced.
Leinfelden, Germany
IPCS Convention Details to be announced.

  Date and Place Exhibition Details Location / Contact
poster From 4 August to 31 December 2015,

Bibat, Arkeologia Fournier de Naipes Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Kartak Indiatik - Ganjifa - Cartas desde la India

(Indian cards - Ganjifa)
El Museo Fournier de Naipes de Álava presenta una muestra de 30 barajas indias pertenecientes a su colección, y realizadas entre los siglos XVIII y XX. Estas cartas, denominadas ganjifa, destacan por su llamativo colorido y su característica forma circular, así como por la técnica utilizada para su elaboración, estando todas ellas decoradas a mano. La temática de estos naipes abarca contenidos relacionados con la administración y vida en la corte, la literatura épica, las creencias y la mitología, incluyéndose abundantes representaciones de divinidades.

Es la primera vez que esta colección de barajas indias se expone al público. La diputada de Euskera, Cultura y Deporte, Igone Martínez de Luna, ha destacado que este material es una "auténtica joya del patrimonio alavés". Ha explicado que la muestra "es una oportunidad para conocer la cultura india, sus creencias religiosas, su espiritualidad y sus costumbres".

Bibat - Arkeologia, Fournier de Naipes Museoa
C/ Cuchillería, 54 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz
poster From 20 January to 17 April 2016,

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The World in Play - Luxury Cards, 1430-1540

Only three decks of European hand-painted playing cards are known to have survived from the late Middle Ages. These include The Cloisters Playing Cards, which will form the core of this small exhibition highlighting one of the more intriguing works of secular art from The Cloisters Collection. Examples of cards from the earliest hand-painted woodblock deck as well as fifteenth-century German engraved cards, north Italian tarot cards of the same period, and the finest deck from the early sixteenth century will complete the display. Collectively, the figures and scenes depicted on these cards reflect changing worldviews during a period of tumultuous social, economic, and religious change, charting the transition from late medieval to early modern Europe.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition location: Romanesque Hall (Gallery 001, The Cloisters)

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Last updated 27 December 2015