Oesum – an illustrated book for Children’s Day

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From Museo to Oesum

Paula Castro was commissioned by Argentina’s Dirección Nacional de Museos y la Dirección Nacional de Gestión Patrimonial (National Directorate of Museums and the National Directorate of Heritage Management) to create an illustrated book for Children’s Day.

Inspired by a series of popular prints called ‘The World Upside-Down’ and the song ‘The Reverse Kingdom’ by Maria Elena Walsh, Paula created ‘Oesum’, which imagines the experience of visiting an upside-down museum. She wrote the rhyming text, too, which involves animated sculpture art theft and cats retrieving the stolen painting among many other wonders.

You can see and download the book for yourself here.