In 2008, Leen Gysen was one of the founding partners of the International Platform for Art Research & Conservation (IPARC). The company provides conservation and restoration services, art storage and technical art analysis to museums, galleries and private collectors. She is now managing partner and chairman.
She has a master in archaeology and art history, and a master in industrial business policy at EHSAL. She gained sales and international corporate marketing experience at IT company Telindus (now Proximus) combined with executive education at Vlerick. In 2004 Gysen joined the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels as a Director of Marketing and Sales.
Gysen is also a member of the boards of various cultural organizations, the latest being The Art Society. She thus has vast and valuable experience to share to the and& Leuven audience.