• Cultural Matter presents: Juha van Ingen - opening event

    Juha van Ingen’s As Long As Possible (2017) is a GIF animation consisting of a vast series of numbered black screens that will unfold over a period of 1000 years at approximately one per ten minutes. The series of animation frames, 48 million in all, featuring white numbers on a black background, will never be interrupted and, through its continued perpetuation, it constitutes the ‘ultimate’ or at least most extreme GIF. However, As Long As Possible also contradicts the experience of a GIF.

  • 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.

  • 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/.


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

Founded by experts from the former NIMk, LIMA is the international platform for sustainable access to media art. With knowledge and passion for both art and technology, these experts are insuring that video, digital and performance artworks can and will be presented now and in the future. Through (online) distribution of our own collection, we keep abreast of technical issues and advances. With our storage and digitisation services we are additionally able to provide support to museums, galleries and individual artists.


  • 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
  • LIMA is proud to announce the dates for Transformation Digital Art Symposium 2019 on March 21 and 22, 2019. 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
  • In January 2019 LIMA is embarking on an exciting new research project about the current state of digital art distribution. As the “Digital Art Distribution Project Research Intern” you will have your own individual project within this wider project, in which you will lay the research groundwork for LIMA’s wider investigation into these models that seeks to investigate the field for inspiring examples, raise the profile of the importance of distribution, and assess and innovate LIMA’s own practices.Read more
  • In 2017 artist and researcher Julie Thorez Boschat was invited by LIMA to research the work Chinese Gold by UBERMORGEN as a casestudy within the framework of the LIMA project and public programme Cultural Matter. At the same time, LIMA was in the...Read more
  • LIMA will have a short winter break from Monday the 24th of December until January 6 2019. During this period the office will be closed. LIMA wishes you a wonderful holiday season!Read more
  • On the occasion of the solo-exhibition of Juha van Ingen centered around his work AS Long As Possible (ASLAP) (2017) a digital publication has been made with text contributions by Cécile Dazord, Sanneke Huisman, Juha van Ingen, Pontus Kyander, Jan...Read more