The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, which is part of the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai World Heritage property in India, has received the Award of Excellence in this year’s UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Since 2000, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme has been recognizing the efforts of private individuals and organizations in restoring, conserving, and transforming structures and buildings of heritage value in the region.
Stepwells of Golconda, Hyderabad, India received an Award of Distinction.
Domakonda Fort, Telangana and Byculla Station, Mumbai, India received an Award of Merit.
The Awards are able to give people a sense of pride and a sense of ownership of their own heritage.
By acknowledging private efforts to restore and adapt historic properties, the Awards encourage others to undertake conservation projects within their own communities, either independently or through public-private partnerships (PPPs).
West Guizhou Lilong Neighborhood, Shanghai, China received a Special Recognition for Sustainable Development i.e., a new category introduced by UNESCO in 2020.
The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation is supported by a partnership between UNESCO and Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation (NTFCF) since 2021.