• The LIMA Collection: New Work

    On February 20, LIMA proudly presents new works by Zeno van den Broek, Maria Molina Peiró, Donna Verheijden, Arthur Kleinjan and Daniel Jacoby.

  • Artwork Documentation Tool

    Artwork Documentation tool
    The Artwork Documentation Tool is developed in order to support artists in archiving their own work. This tool is suitable for all artists working in the realm of born-digital art, in particular those building complex, software-based installations, and is the first tool of the project which is freely accessible through the LIMA website, see http://li-ma.nl/adt/.
  • Mediakunst.net: five decades of media art accessible online

    Discover the new online catalogue bringing together the media art collections of Frans Hals Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Van Abbemuseum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and LIMA.


LIMA manages an extensive collection of media art that we would like to make available to a large audience. Works on video, installations and websites are being seen at exhibitions and festivals thanks to our active distribution of the collection.


The storage, archiving and preservation of media art present some challenges that require a medium specific approach. LIMA is among the global pioneers in the field. We are committed to the preservation of media art and are constantly updating transitioning towards the most current techniques and technologies.

Preservation: Storage

Does your institution house a collection of digital or analogue works of media art? LIMA can preserve and sustain these works. Our conservation specialists store your born-digital material and ensure it can be exhibited now and in the future.


Media art struggles to stay ahead of obsolescence. Every day some bits of knowledge disappear and equipment and formats become obsolete. LIMA is continuously investigating new methods for the preservation and distribution of media art. In doing so, LIMA fulfills a key role in the field on both a national and international level.

About LIMA

LIMA is the platform in the Netherlands for media art, new technologies and digital culture, where the discipline is actively questioned and where the field, and its position in society is reflected on. LIMA represents artists and supports them in the presentation and development of new work. LIMA also preserves the memory of Dutch media art through its digital repository and conservation services. LIMA is an international pioneer and centre of expertise in the fields of archiving, preservation, and distribution of media art.


  • In collaboration with John Prop (stichting Polderlicht) LIMA presents Variscoop #1; the first of the three Variscoop evenings filled with video- and sound art from artists working and/or living in The Netherlands. Minimal animation, digital image...Read more
  • Transformation Digital Art symposium is designed as an opportunity to share best practices concerning both artist-led and institutional strategies geared towards the future presentation of born-digital and software-based art.Read more
  • 05/02/2019Research
    We zoeken Een onderzoeker voor drie maanden die verstand heeft van digitale kunst, de museale praktijk en conservering van digitale kunst begrijpt. Daarnaast zijn een sterk analytisch vermogen en goede schrijfvaardigheden zeer belangrijk. De...Read more
  • 20/02/2019Distribution
    On February 20, LIMA proudly presents new works by Zeno van den Broek, Maria Molina Peiró, Donna Verheijden, Arthur Kleinjan and Daniel Jacoby. Paranon by Zeno van den Broek will be exhibited in LIMA's gallery space in the basement of LAB111. The works of Maria Molina Peiró, Donna Verheijden, Arthur Kleinjan and Daniel Jacoby that premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 are screened in Cinema 1 of LAB111 with the artists present.Read more
  • 24/01/2019Distribution
    From January 23 until February 3, 2019, LIMA will be present in Rotterdam at IFFR. The following list of works are part of the LIMA distribution collection and participate in different programs at the festival. The full programme of IFFR 2018 is now...Read more
  • LIMA LIMA is hét platform in Nederland voor digitale kunst waar nieuwe technologieën, wetenschap, digitale cultuur en kunst worden getoond, waar de discipline actief wordt bevraagd en waar wordt gereflecteerd op het veld en de positie ervan in de...Read more