The Auchtermuchty Food Museum is a project designed to share a collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, artworks and ephemera built by Chris Duffy. It is not a formal collection or archive, but a creative expression of the collector’s own biography expressed through his relationship with food. It is hoped that this inspires others to think about their own food stories and establish dialogues and bring people together in the way that sharing a drink or a meal can. It is concerned with hospitality, reflection, history, taste, health, nourishment and addiction, nostalgia and the psychology of collecting as a habit - its function as a personal statement and as a reflection of society in general. 
This is achieved through exhibitions, talks, events and by working with other individuals, groups and institutions who have similar or sympathetic aims. 
There is no permanent display, but visitors are welcome by appointment. Space dictates that the maximum number of visitors at any one time is 12.
The collection is kept in a private house that was a former bakery, confectioner’s and butcher’s shop in Auchtermuchty, Fife. A new, small public gallery and reading room, housed in the former shop, will open in 2021.
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