Flying Pig Art Conservation, LLC


Following her training at major museums including the Frick Collection, Denver Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, Lauren founded Flying Pig Conservation in 2009. Considered a "General Practice" conservator, Lauren works on a wide variety of materials but has specialized training in Modern/Contemporary Art, Ethnographic Art, Decorative Arts, Outdoor Sculpture, and Artist Consultation. We also work closely with a team of other professional conservators, curators, preparators, mount makers, registrars, art historians, material scientists, and fabricators/artists to ensure satisfaction.

536 E 5th Street
New York, New York
United States 10009

Neighborhood: Downtown

Five Blocks North of Houston off the FDR
and 2 from Tompkins Square Park.
Street Parking Free on most surrounding streets
View Phone716 830 1349
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Years in Business: 11 years
Number of Employees: 1
Additional Locations: Washington DC Area
  1. Features
  1. Fully Insured to Cover the Insurance Value of Your Art
  2. Climate Controlled Studios
  3. Pick up/Delivery and Packing
  4. Professional Conservation Documentation.

By appointment only.

Services & Specialties: Chemical Testing, Cleaning, Collection Management Support, Disaster Planning, Disaster Recovery, Documentation, Environment Evaluation, Exhibition Consultation, Fabrication of Missing/Malfunctioning Parts, Formal Reports, Free Cost Estimates, General Consultation, In-home Preservation Recommendations, Materials Testing, Modern Art Specialist, Packing & Shipping, Pest Management, Photography for Documentation, Preservation Off-Site, Preservation On-Site, Storage Evaluation

Additional Information

Taking New Clients?: Yes

Willing to Travel?: Yes

Works with New Collectors?: Yes

Company Summary: Flying Pig Art Conservation, LLC was founded by Lauren P. Isaacs in Manhattan's East Village in 2009. While she considers herself a "General Practice" conservator, Lauren has specialties in Modern/Contemporary Art, Ethnographic Art, Outdoor Sculpture, and marble.

Affiliations: American Institute of Conservation
Department of the Interior Standards for Best Practice

Key Personnel: Lauren Paige Isaacs

Background of Key Personnel: BA, Art History/Neuroscience Washington University in St. Louis
MA/Certificate of Advanced Study: Buffalo State College

Minimum Project Duration: By the hour, by the day, or by the project.

Fee Structure: Pricing starts at $250 per a day and project.

Languages Spoken: English (read speak write)
Spanish, Italian (reading/some speaking)
German, French (reading only)

Profile of Ideal Client: I prefer to work with people who are passionate about their collections regardless of monetary value. The most ideal client has clear expectations of the finished outcome and communicates that with the conservator. Conservation is not meant to be rushed, and it's not like getting a cavity filled or an exhaust system replaced. Every project is unique from its materials and resultant damages. So a patient client is usually the happiest client.