Group Visits: Connect your class or group with Interference Archive

We love having classes visit Interference Archive. It provides us with an easy way to meet our mission of engaging the public with the cultural production of social movements, and we are so grateful for every opportunity to introduce students to a different kind of archive: one where use is a form of preservation; one where multiple forms of knowledge, skill, and experience are valued and shared within non-hierarchical structures; one where everyone is welcomed as an archivist.

We also welcome other large groups who are interested in a guided visit, a tour, a facilitated learning experience, or something similar.

When can you visit the archive with your group or class?

We are an all-volunteer organization and are currently hosting classes in-person ONLY during our open hours:

  • Monday 6-9pm
  • Friday 1-6pm
  • Saturday 12-5pm
  • Sunday 12-5pm

We can consider visits outside of these times by special request, but often don’t have volunteer capacity to facilitate visits outside of these hours.

How can you request a visit?

Our Education Working Group organizes visits to our space. Fill out our online form to get in touch for further planning. A volunteer will follow up with you within a week of your form submission. Please allow at least two weeks between the date of your request and the date you would like to visit; more time is really helpful for us.

What can we offer?

Information about…

  • Interference Archive and our own personal experiences as volunteers
  • Our archiving work and the archival practices we’ve developed as a community
  • Materials from specific exhibitions or from the archive and its holdings

We can also lead a discussion of archival material related to topics intersecting with your curriculum or organize an activity or facilitated exhibition tour.  

We are currently hosting class / group visits primarily in person. In-person visits have a maximum of 20 people per class.

Interested in a virtual visit?

As an all volunteer organization, we will do our best to accommodate virtual visits. Please send an email to and include details about dates, times, and information about your group in your request.

For asynchronous virtual instruction, we have recorded or digitized content educational content from our Visual History of the Climate Justice movement exhibition and related to the online exhibition Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing. We can also share reading material about Interference Archive, and we’re happy to provide reflection prompts for students to respond to in some kind of written or creative format.

As a community supported archive, we rely on donations to pay the rent, and request a donation of $100 – $500 per visit. We are happy to supply you with an invoice.