Prof. Lynne DiStefano was one of the three founders of the HKU Architectural Conservation Programme (ACP), and she served as the second Director of ACP from 2003-2005. She was previously a tenured professor at the University of Western Ontario, as well as Chief Curator of Museum London in Ontario, Canada. She has been extensively involved with UNESCO’s efforts in heritage conservation. In 2001, she was invited through UNESCO by the Mayor’s Office of Vigan City in the Philippines as an advisor to the conservation masterplan of the Vigan World Heritage Site. In 2008, she was appointed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) as one of four World Heritage Advisors. Prior to this, she was appointed by ICOMOS as an Expert for the World Heritage application of China’s “Kaiping Diaolou and Villages” (2007), and, additionally, she was the Technical Evaluator for the World Heritage applications of China’s “Fujian Tulou” (2008) and South Korea’s “Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong” (2009). In 2011, she was appointed by ICOMOS to carry out a Reactive Monitoring Mission for a World Heritage Site in the Philippines – “Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras.” In 2012, she was again appointed by ICOMOS to carry out a Reactive Monitoring Mission for another World Heritage Site, this time in Laos – “Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape.”
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|2005-07-01||Hong Kong Heritage Award (2004)—Award of Honour for the Architectural Conservation Programme in the School Category of the Heritage Education and Publicity Awards.: Hong Kong SAR Government||Research Achievement|
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