Poster showing John Macdonald Aiken, Portrait of Francis Cooper seated smoking cigarette, 1929, oil on canvas, University of Dundee Museum Collections
Poster showing John Macdonald Aiken, Portrait of Francis Cooper seated smoking cigarette, 1929, oil on canvas, University of Dundee Museum Collections

St Andrews Museum, Fife: Up in Smoke

14th March – 6th June

Curated by nine postgraduate students from the Museum and Gallery Studies course at the University of St Andrews, the new exhibition Up in Smoke, at St Andrews Museum in Fife, traces the rise and fall of smoking through art, objects, literature, advertising and movies to highlight smoking as a social practice from the 1800’s onwards.

The free exhibition examines smoking’s origins as preserve of the wealthy, through its glorification in the 19th century, the demand for cigarettes from soldiers in the First and Second World Wars, and its Hollywood-star glamorisation, through to modern times and the health-related issues led to its decline.

With fun family and educational activities, and healthy lifestyle tips and more.

St Andrews Museum,
Kinburn Park,
Doubledykes Road,
St Andrews KY16 9DP

Image: Poster showing John Macdonald Aiken’s Portrait of Francis Cooper seated smoking cigarette, 1929, oil on canvas, University of Dundee Museum Collections.