Dr. Lyu (Lu) Zhou

Prof. Lyu (Lu) Zhou is director and professor of National Heritage center of Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is also the vice President of ICOMOS-CHINA and president of Architectural History Society of China.

He has been working in the field of cultural heritage conservation since 1985, and was a participant of the ICCROM ARC88 training course.

In 2003 his project on the conservation and re-use of “Gongziting” (an ancient garden) in Beijing received the UNESCO Asian Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Award. After the Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan Province in 2008, Lyu Zhou with his team undertook the conservation plan and the conservation and restoration project for the damaged historic buildings, listed as World heritage monuments: ER-wang Temple and Fu-Long Temple. The project of Er-wang Temple received the highest award for conservation in China. The project of Fu-Long Temple received the UNESCO Asian Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Award. This work is published in: The Investigation Report of Post-earthquake Rescue and Conservation of Er-wang Temple in Dujiangyan (by Cultural Relics Press, 2010). He has participated in many international conservation activities: in 2004, China hosted the 28th World Heritage Committee Session in Suzhou during which he was the cultural heritage advisor to the chair. From 2004-2006 he conducted a feasibility study for the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and Pacific Region (WHITRAP). Since 2009, he is engaged with the revision of the Principles of Conservation of Cultural Heritage in China for (ICOMOS-China) and he is an advisor for the World Heritage site nomination works of Kamakura, Hiraizumi, Mt. Fuji and Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun in Japan. ICCROM general assembly in 2013 offered him ICCROM Award as recognition of his work.