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22 Nov 2019

New Publication in the "Asia Conserved" Series

  The Asia Conserved series showcases best conservation practices achieved by the winning projects of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Awards programme, presented in a case study format. Volume 3 in the series has recently been published. This third volume offers a complete overview of the projects recognised by the Awards between 2010 and 2014. The awards programme acknowledges excellent achievements by the private sector and by public-private initiatives in conserving and restoring heritage buildings and properties in the Asia-Pacific region. The publication documents a remarkable collection of conservation initiatives from the region. In addition, the publication presents essays authored by members of the awards jury that draw upon the award-winning projects to illustrate how cultural heritage is linked to sustainability in the five critical dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships. Through colour photographs, architectural illustrations and detailed narratives, profiles of the Award-winning projects guide the reader in the approaches taken to resolve challenging technical, economic, social and political issues. Technical briefs, contributed by the conservators themselves, provide in-depth solutions to critical conservation problems. Bridging theory and practice, essays authored by the distinguished jury members provide a cross-cutting analysis of the body of conservation knowledge emerging from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards programme. Aimed at a broad audience of conservation architects, heritage professionals, decision-makers, heritage homeowners, scholars, students and the concerned general public, the publication will serve as an invaluable reference for safeguarding the monumental and vernacular heritage of the Asia-Pacific region and contributing to its sustainable future. The third volume of Asia Conserved series, "Lessons Learned from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation (2010-2014)", has been published by UNESCO and SEU Press, Bangkok, and is available for purchase via the latter. For additional information, please visit