What is hidden in a gallery? Who is a curator and what do conservators do? How are art works preserved and where do they get stored? Why do some paintings make it into a gallery and others don’t? What’s an original and what’s a forgery? And why do we need art? The answers to these questions are revealed as we follow Ester on her adventure-filled nighttime journey through the remote corners of a gallery.
This almost detective story about the 12-year-old Ester is aimed at children visiting art galleries, as well as at those who have never been to a gallery. The gallery is introduced in a manner that not only makes them want to discover it, but also to visit it over and over again. What all do Ester and her rat Ernest experience one night when things don’t go as planned?