Horniman Museum & Gardens launch their new World Gallery

Catering for the opening of the Horniman Museum’s new World Gallery was sensational.

Event Planners Amanda and Sharon have been busy working with the Horniman’s Internal Events team over the past few weeks to create a very special evening, with a canapé menu that captured flavours from across the continents. On the night plans were executed beautifully with both Suzanne James and Senior Event Manager James Godber on site to keep everyone on schedule.

Guests arrived in blazing sunshine to the sounds of the Croydon Steel Orchestra and were greeted with organic softs, local craft beer and pinot to quench their thirst.

Eve Salomon, chair of the Horniman addressed the attendees, asking ‘what does it mean to be Human?” and describing the gallery as a story demonstrating our similarities, despite very different backgrounds across cultures and continents.

The clear message of the night was “it has never been more important to look out at the world”. With further speeches from Ros Kerslake, CEO of the heritage lottery Fund, Matt Hancock of the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Mary Beard from the BBC’s Civilisations programme all praising the museum’s amazing work in bringing this fascinating collection together.

The 400 guests clearly enjoyed the drinks and canapés, but the clear winner itself was the gallery, the sheer beauty and incredibly variety of objects, beautifully displayed ensures that the Horniman’s vision to bring the world to Forest Hill has truly been achieved.