Friends of the museum
Up until 1976 the museum was owned by the association 'Turnhout Wereldcentrum van de Speelkaart' (Turnhout World Center of the Playing Card). It laid the foundations of what was to become a succesful non-profit organization.
Since 1977, the museum has been a municipal department which is nowadays part of "Museums Turnhout". The founding association now exists as a club of friends of the museum.
This association connects playing card collectors and fans of fine printings. On Collectors Day, which takes place annually and involves an international fair, they meet amidst the printing presses in the museum.