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Ampersand Events helps Natural History Museum discover its inner caveman with launch of the “Mammoths: Ice Age Giants” exhibition

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Last night (21/5/14) Ampersand Events helped launch a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum that explores the life of one of the largest creatures ever to walk the earth and is called “Mammoths: Ice Age Giants”. 250 specially invited guests of the museum gathered around the Diplodocus in the Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall) for an exclusive UK preview of never-before-seen exhibits.

From 23rd May families will be able to wander among huge fossils and life-sized Mammoth models, getting up close to their huge trunks and tusks. The story of their unusual evolution is displayed, and includes lessons that can be applied to preserving their modern relative, the elephant. The exhibition includes a UK debut for Lyuba, the 42,000 year-old baby which is the most complete woolly mammoth ever found. Discovered in Siberia in 2007, remnants of her mother's milk are still in her stomach.

To celebrate the launch, Ampersand Events created a menu inspired in part by the ice age, by creatures from the planet’s past, and from prehistoric diets. This included: Dino Eggs with Earth ‘Dirt’, Black Citrus and Sesame Salts; Rare Roasted Rib eye with ‘Mammoth Bone’ Chips; Foraged Dandelion, Wild garlic, & Carrot Top Salad: and Snowballs with Toasted Grains. For dessert guests created their own woolly mammoth ice creams topped with mammoth wafers, chocolate dung balls, snowballs, coulis and sauces.

"This is a landmark event for the Museum, its trustees, donors, corporate sponsors and members, patrons, and supporters, so we had one chance to get this right,” said Ampersand Events’ Chloe Martin. “I’m pleased to say that we have done justice to the wonderful exhibition by launching it with style and sophistication. Go see it soon!"

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