On 27 November 2014 Trinity Laban and the Horniman Museum and Gardens brought together 50 programmers, producers, dance artists, curators and dance and museum specialists from across the UK and Europe. They gathered at the Horniman Museum to discuss ways in which the two fields might work much closer together to maximise their impact and widen audience participation.
Funded by Arts Council England, Dance and Museums looked at examples of cross arts working, such as dance exhibits in museums, using museum space for dance, and working with museums on joint projects. Case studies included organisations such as the Siobhan Davies Dance Company, British Museum, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Dance and the Weltmuseum Vienna, as well as of course the thriving partnership between Trinity Laban and the Horniman Museum
The day was extremely well received, and delegates went off with a whole range of ideas of how to develop new and enhanced collaborations. In February 2015, a full report of the symposium was published, highlighting the impact and value of this collaborative working.