What is intrface?

“What is intrface?” describes in detail the three-year development project named intrface, with many examples and photographs. This is a short quote from the text:

“There are two main goals of the intrface project, which are closely related. One is 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 is to make local museums accessible, familiar and relevant to students by ensuring that as much of the coursework as possible takes 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 appear 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 approximately 70 fee-paying members, many of whom are the same institutions who participated in the project.

 

The board of directors and the managers of the association have launched a new initiative, which is to make the intrface concept international as an EU project, aiming to start in 2015.