About LIMA

LIMA is a prominent platform for media art based in Amsterdam. All our activities aim at fostering a critical understanding of media art and technology and sustainable access to media art. At an international level LIMA is a pioneer and centre of expertise in the fields of preservation, research and distribution of media art. As a distributor LIMA represents an array of artists - ranging from early pioneers to upcoming artists, and supports them in the presentation and promotion of new work. LIMA houses the collections of the Lijnbaan Center, MonteVideo, Time Based Arts and De Appel. The memory of Dutch media art is not only preserved by LIMA through its collection and archive but also through her digital repository and conservation services for various museums, artists, archives and collectors. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary national and international network LIMA researches and develops services and tools for artists and institutions, as well as methods and practices for dealing with digital art thoughtfully and sustainably. LIMA actively develops best practice guidelines, performs case studies and shares knowledge through projects, lectures, presentations and workshops. New methods for the preservation and distribution of media art are continuously investigated through a public programme with various (online and offline) projects, events and activities. 

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Download our annual report 2013, 2014, 201520162017201820192020 and 20212022 as well as our ANBI.

More about preservation, distribution, research or visit our online catalogue.


 Gaby Wijers – Director

Vevi van der Vliet - Business manager

Theus Zwakhals – Distribution 

Kees Fopma – Preservation

Sanneke Huisman – Programme & writing


Wiel Seuskens – Technical manager

Joost Dofferhoff - Assistant documentation & preservation

Olivia Brum - Junior Conservator

Maija Jussila - Communications

Mauricio van der Maesen de Sombref - Engineer & Junior conservator

Ruth Timmermans - Distribution

Claudia Röck - Conservator and Researcher and PhD student University of Amsterdam





Jaap van der Kreeft - Toxus

Toxus is a company that develops and supports custom software for the cultural scene in Holland. Most software is developed for museums and institutions.

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Stefan Glowacki - Researcher



Ivo van Stiphout

Adviser and researcher for LIMA and head of VideoArtlab, audio-visual expertise for the arts.

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Pier Taylor – graphic design

By designing navigation, editorial content and communication as one we craft simple design products that help orient and connect people. Services are identity design, pulbication design and signage design.

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Annet Dekker

Annet Dekker is an independent curator and researcher. Currently she's core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, and finalising her Ph.D. at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London.

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Rachel Somers Miles 

Project manager & researcher

Alex Michaan 

Preservation and research



Jan Robert Leegte 


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The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) invests in art that enriches life in the city.

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The Mondriaan Fund is a public financed cultural funding organization that focuses on visual arts and cultural heritage.

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The Prince Bernhard Culture Fund supports culture, nature and science in the Netherlands.

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The Creative Industries Fund NL is the fund for designers and makers in the creative industry.

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LIMA has been supported by the Europian Union.

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SEC's objective to promote talent development, education and scientific practice, both in the Netherlands and internationally.


Norden administers four cultural funding programs, which are divided into six different funding options, run a cultural center and library in the heart of Helsinki, and arrange events.




Het Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond (ANV) is an association that promotes cooperation between the Netherlands and Flanders.





Democracy & Media foundation invests in independent, critical media and a strong, just democratic state. 


Frame supports and promote international projects, facilitates professional partnerships, and acts as an information centre for Finnish contemporary art. 






Public Transport from Centraal Station Amsterdam

  • Tram 17, Stop: Ten Katemarkt/ Kinkerstraat
  • 5 minute walk: with the market on your right follow Kinkerstraat,
    turn left on Nikolaas Beetsstraat, and take the first street to the
    left after the canal. We are the large brick building on your left.
  • Tram 1, Stop: Jan Pieter Heijestraat
  • 5 minute walk: rehabilitation clinic on your left, turn right into JP Heijestraat, right again into Kanaalstraat. Cross over. We are the large brick building on your left.

By car from Centraal Station Amsterdam

  • Make a sharp right onto Prins Hendrikkade
  • Turn left onto Martelaarsgracht and bear left onto Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal
  • At the traffic lights trun right onto Raadhuisstraat.
  • After 1.4 km turn left onto Bilderdijkstraat
  • Take the third left right onto Jacob Van Lennepstraat
  • Make a right onto Tollenstraat,Turn left onto Borgerstraat, on the end turn left, and you should see our building on your left.


  • Due to the many stairs in the LAB111 building and no elevator, unfortuantely the building is difficult to access for wheelchair users.
  • There is a way around the building through the garden to get to LI-MA downstairs. We will arrange help for visitors upon request.
  • Please contact us (+31(0)20 389 20 30) by calling the office or sending us an email at info@li-ma.nl to let us know you will be visiting and need help faciilitating accessibility to the building.