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2023 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

2023 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

2023 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards 2023 for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognize people and groups who work to protect important cultural heritage sites in the region. These awards encourage property owners to undertake conservation projects in their communities, either on their own or with the help of others.

Since 2000, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation program has recognized 278 projects from 27 countries in the region. These projects are acknowledged for their understanding of their sites, technical accomplishments, and positive impacts on society, the economy, and the environment. The program promotes dialogue about cultural heritage and its importance and highlights how it relates to the well-being of cities, societies, and the environment.

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards 2023 for Cultural Heritage Conservation will announce the winners in November 2023. There are five levels of achievement: Award of Excellence, Award of Distinction, Award of Merit, Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts, and Special Recognition for Sustainable Development. The Award of Excellence is the highest recognition, given to projects that exhibit outstanding achievement and have a significant impact. The Award of Distinction is given to projects with exceptional accomplishments that have a considerable influence. The Award of Merit is given to projects that show exceptional performance. The Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts is for newly constructed projects with exceptional designs that are well-integrated with historical contexts. The Special Recognition for Sustainable Development is a new addition that acknowledges projects with notable accomplishments in all criteria and the potential to make an impact on sustainable development.

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Requirements and eligibility criteria for the 2023 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation:

  • Project entries must have been completed within the last 10 years (February 2013 to June 2023 if pre-existing use was retained, or June 2022 if a project has a new use).
  • Houses, commercial and institutional buildings, historic towns and villages, archaeological sites, and cultural landscapes, for example, are all suitable for submission.

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Application Procedure for 2023 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation (How to apply);

An interested applicant who wants to apply for the 2023 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, must submit entries through the online entry platform before the deadline. Along with the online submission, a project dossier and supporting documents that include a project description in the official format, and both hard and soft copies of drawings and photographs should be sent by mail to UNESCO Bangkok. The postmark on the package should not be later than 30 June 2023.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023.

For more information visit the official website

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