HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Prof. Zhou LYU
Country: China

Cultural heritage conservation


Tsinghua University


Director of the National Heritage Center in Tsinghua University;
Vice President of ICOMOS-China

Professional/Research Area(s):

History of Architecture

Short Resume:

Lyu Zhou is a professor and the director of the National Heritage Center in Tsinghua University, Vice President of ICOMOS-China. Professor Lyu has participated in a lot of works such as to draft out the nomination dossier, to make the management and conservation plan for heritage sites, the monitoring and the preparation of periodic reports of Chinese World Heritage sites.

As an expert of ICOMOS and ICCROM, Professor Lyu has taken site missions, desk reviews, assessments of nomination sites for inscribing World Heritage List and also reactive monitoring mission for World Heritage Sites. He has participated many international training programs on heritage conservation and management as a resource person. With his team, he has published the Annual Observation Report on World Heritage Committee Session since 2013. The Annual Observation Report plays a very important role to introduce the development of World Heritage concept to China and Chinese visions to World Heritage community. His book "30 years of World Cultural Heritage in China" is the most important research for the World Heritage nomination, conservation and management in China.

Professor Lyu has served as the Cultural Heritage Advisor of the Chairperson in the 28th World Heritage Committee Session in Suzhou, China. He also promoted the establishment of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (category II center). His conservation projects won the "UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Award", twice. For his great contribution in the cultural heritage conservation field, the General Assembly 2013 of ICCROM awarded Professor Lyu Zhou ICCROM Award.