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 Lui Tam

Lui Tam

Research student, Welsh School of Architecture


Lui Tam obtained her Masters of Science in Conservation of Monuments and Sites at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at KU Leuven, Belgium. Prior to her Masters degree, she trained as an architectural archaeologist and a cultural heritage conservation planner in China. Her primary training was majoring in Chinese Ancient Architecture at the School of Archaeology and Museology of Peking University in Beijing, during which she developed a deep passion for cultural heritage. She then worked as a conservation planner at Tsinghua Cultural Heritage Conservation Centre (CHCC), during which she was exposed to a large variety of heritage conservation projects across China.

Selected publications

Public Participation in Revitalisation of Historic Buildings, Proceedings of the Conference of Revitalisation of Building Heritage in Greater China, Antique Publishing House (Wen Wu Chu Ban She), 2013

China’s Current State and Future Challenges for the Practice of Public Participation in Cultural Heritage Conservation, Proceedings of the International Conference on International Principles and Local Practices of Cultural Heritage Conservation, National Heritage Centre of Tsinghua University, ICOMOS-China, 2014

[Book Chapter] The Revitalization of Zhizhu Temple: Policies, Actors, Debates, Maags, Christina & Marina Svensson (eds), Chinese Heritage in the Making: Experiences, Negotiations and Contestations. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018, DOI: 10.5117/9789462983694/ch10

World Heritage for Whom? – Sustainable Heritage Tourism and Community Development of Luang Prabang, Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or my Way?, Caleidoscópio, 2017, DOI: 10.19262/978-989-658-467-2



Assisting tutor for MSc Sustainable Building Conservation


Sustainable Conservation of Timber Architectural Heritage in East Asia

Her PhD research aims to explore an innovative strategic framework for the sustainable conservation practice of the timber architectural heritage in East Asian countries, and to discuss the necessity and possibility of linking the tangible and intangible elements of timber architectural heritage during conservation practices with regards to materials, craftsmanship, spatial arrangement, functions and settings. It attempts to discuss the sustainability of current strategies and practices of timber architectural heritage conservation in the given region, and to propose a comprehensive and sustainable conservation framework that takes into account the tangible and intangible elements of the heritage, socio-cultural and socio-economic contexts of East Asia, and the practicalities and challenges under the existing management systems of these countries.

Funding source

VC Scholarship for Research Excellence; WSA Studentship



Professor Oriel Prizeman

Personal Chair

Adam Hardy

Professor Adam Hardy

Emeritus Professor