Elizabeth Cardosa is well-known as cultural heritage commentator and advocate, raising heritage awareness in both print and broadcast media channels. She has dedicated herself balancing cultural heritage conservation with social, cultural, ecological and economic imperatives. She worked with British Council Malaysia managing their cultural programme for 14 years before she joined Badan Warisan Malaysia, Malaysia’s premier national heritage NGO for 19 years. In 2019, she co-founded H&C Heritage Services Sdn Bhd to provide advisory and consultancy services on conservation and preservation of heritage buildings, structures and
historic areas.

She has won several local and international awards including the 2003 Boh Cameronian Champion of the Arts Award, Award of Excellence 2010 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation for Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur and the PAM Gold Award for Conservation 2019 for the restoration of Masjid Diraja Sultan Sulaiman in Klang.

She continues to be actively involved in research, documentation and training of tangible and intangible heritage, cultural tourism and cultural mapping with international and regional organisations including UNESCO, ICOMOS, MBRAS and is a Registered Conservator with the National Heritage Department Malaysia.

She has served as a member of CENDANA’s Industry Advisory Panel since 2017.
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