Asia Conserved: Lessons Learned from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation (Volume II) showcases projects that received awards between 2005 and 2009. The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognize achievement in conserving or restoring heritage properties in the region by the private sector and by public-private initiatives.
The featured winners span a wide range of conservation projects from private residences to palace complexes, and from industrial heritage sites to vernacular villages.
The book contains 64 well-documented case studies, over 120 technical drawings and 400 photographs. Technical briefs provide the reader with detailed insights on conservation issues within the region, while the essays, authored by the award programme’s jury members, reflect on the major trends in heritage conservation across Asia and the Pacific.
The awarded projects documented in the book are intended to serve as catalysts for action and sources of inspiration for private individuals and institutions in conserving cultural heritage throughout the region.