(°B, 1971) First trained in chemistry, David graduated with a higher education diploma in Conservation of Paintings from the Hogere Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Anderlecht (Brussels). He went on to further studies in microscopic cross sections and pigment analysis at the University of London (International Academic Project). He heads the research and technical art analysis department at IPARC and is heavily involved in the R&D for ICM.
He publishes regularly and is in demand as a speaker on panel restoration and technical art analysis. He opened a one-man business as a freelance conservator in 1996. Laine bvba was established in late 2008; at the end of 2011 it became IPARC Ltd (International Platform for Art Research and Conservation).
David Lainé was a member of the international scientific committee established when the exhibition centering around the 16th century painter Michiel Coxcie featured in the Museum M in Leuven in 2013. He was also a member of the scientific council “Flemish Masters in Situ (2017-2019). At present David Lainé is vice-president of the Belgian Professional Association of Conservators of Art (BRK-APROA).
David Lainé is CODART Patron (www.codart.nl).