What is intrface?

There were two main goals of the original intrface development project (2008-2011), which were closely related. One was to strengthen and sustain collaboration between secondary schools and local museums on the development, implementation and evaluation of museum-based coursework, targeted at secondary school students and relevant to their school curriculum.

The second goal was to make local museums accessible, familiar and relevant to students by ensuring that as much of the coursework as possible took place at the museum, with museum staff and teachers working together on equal terms to provide an immersive learning experience for the students. In many cases, museum professionals also appeared in the classrooms to teach the students on their own home ground.  

The intrface association was established August 1, 2011, the day after the conclusion of the project. The mission, functions and organization of the association are unchanged. There are now approximately 60 fee-paying members, many of whom are the same institutions who participated in the development project.