Tai Kwun Conversations

Laying the Groundwork: The Burra Charter and Heritage Values

Tai Kwun Conversations—No Stone Unturned – A Material Journey from Hong Kong to Mexico

Tai Kwun Conversations—Inclusive Conservation and Cultural Connection: Building Resilience for People and the Planet

Tai Kwun Conversations – Summer Institute #4 A Dialogue on Art and Cosmotechnics between Yuk Hui and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Tai Kwun Conversations – Unpacking the Reuse of Colonial-era Historic Buildings: Cases of Tai Kwun and the Rockbund Art Museum

Tai Kwun Conversations – Community Matters: Planning and Design through Narrating Community Stories

Tai Kwun Conversations – Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Masterplan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tai Kwun Conversations – A Vibrant New Arts Precinct in a Heritage Waterfront: The Revitalisation of Pier 2/3 of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Australia

Tai Kwun Conversations — Invisible Innovation: Revitalising the Central Police Station Compound

Laying the Groundwork: The Burra Charter and Heritage Values

The Book and the Sword in China and Italy’s Martial Culture

Healing Architecture: Tsz Shan Monastery’s Mindfulness Journey in Purifying Body and Mind

Heritage Reborn: Restoration of Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps

Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong

Beyond the Surface – How paint conservation tells the identity of a building

Creating a Liveable City: Combining Conservation and Development in Yangon

Beyond Memories: Conserving Heritage in France and Macao

Date & Time

12 Apr 2021 7:15pm – 8:45pm


JC Cube




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Tai Kwun Conversations is a series of talks that brings together brilliant minds to discuss the challenges and rewards in pursuing a sustainable future through the active management of heritage resources. Join us at this monthly event to discover outstanding practices in heritage conservation and strike up a conversation with our renowned guest speakers.

Behind the conservation of a building is a series of meticulous considerations and decisions that shape how and why it is to be conserved. What basis might guide conservation work internationally and locally? To evaluate a heritage building and establish the rationales for its conservation, “heritage values” are crucial concepts as they pinpoint the relationship between conservation and its cultural significance to a place.

Drawing on the conservation principles in The Burra Charter as the basis, Dr. Lee Ho Yin will unpack the process and the meaning behind these concepts. Join us in exploring the different ways of safeguarding our architectural heritage, with principles rooted in heritage values.

*The event will be conducted in Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation from Cantonese to English available.


Dr. Lee Ho Yin

6:30pm – 7:15pm


7:15pm – 8:15pm


8:15pm – 8:45pm


About the Speaker

Dr. Lee Ho Yin

Dr. Lee Ho Yin co-founded the postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in Architectural Conservation at The University of Hong Kong. As a well-published academic and an experienced practitioner in built-heritage conservation, he has been appointed by government agencies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas as an expert advisor or a consultant for conservation projects and the designation and monitoring of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. He has also been appointed to a number of heritage conservation statutory boards and committees, including the Hong Kong Government’s Antiquities Advisory Board, Tai Kwun Advisory Committee, Tai Kwun Heritage Working Group (as Chairman), and Urban Renewal Authority Board of Directors (as Non-Executive Director).  In 2017, he was cited in the award certificate for the highest UNESCO conservation award for the “Blue House Cluster” revitalisation project.

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