Star and Diamond™ pattern at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Winner of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Award. Architect: Vikas Dilawari.
In February 2003, an agreement was signed between the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation and INTACH (under Ms Tasneem Mehta) to restore and revitalise the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum, which was in a derelict condition. The famous heritage architect, Vikas Dilawari, was entrusted with the restoration.
The restoration was a spectacular success, and led to the revival of some of the dying techniques such as gilding and stencil work. Bharat Floorings was called upon to produce flooring keeping in mind the nature of the institution. A Heritage™ Star Pattern in Jaisalmer Yellow was created and laid at the entrance to the museum.
The museum was awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation which has been established to recognize the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and the public-private initiatives, in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the region.