In opdracht van het Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed (NDE) werkprogramma Houdbaar, onderzocht LIMA in 2015 en 2016 de archivering voor cd-rom kunstwerken. Mede hiermee neemt LIMA deel aan de te ontwikkelen samenhangende en sectoroverstijgende infrastructuur voor born-digital erfgoed.
LIMA is researching new methods for the documentation, transmission and preservation of media art, digital art and performances.
UNFOLD is a new one-year research project and a collaborative, international research network that together will be examining re-interpretation as emerging practice for the preservation of media artworks.
LIMA and the Stedelijk Museum recently presented the forum event, featuring a performance and talks, titled "Capturing a Moment: Where net art and performance meet". During this event Annet Dekker (independent curator/researcher), Gabriella Giannachi (University of Exeter), and Vivian van Saaze (Maastricht University) addressed the issues surrounding the documentation and preservation of ephemeral artworks, such as net art, performance, and live art.
As part of the project Generic Workflows Born Digital Heritage, Gaby Wijers (LIMA) and Hannah Bosma (CCDD) investigated the needs and wishes for preservation of born digital heritage, and the (im)possibilities of joining the evolving national digital infrastructure, in a research led by Robert Gillesse (Foundation DEN).
The central questions for the future presentation and conservation of any work coming into a museum collection are “What are we acquiring?” and “What do we need to preserve?”. With digital artworks, the answers to these questions prove to be complicated. The project 'Transformatie Digitale Kunst' is concerned with sustainable preservation of born-digital art.