Come have a look, and let yourself be surprised by THE LIMA COLLECTION. With a mix of old and recent work, guest curators will give a thematic inside within the history of media art.

  • Artists Talking Back To The Media

    Still relevant after thirty years: LIMA researches, revisits and presents Artists Talking Back To The Media 1985 - 2015

    Events, workshops, exhibitions and more coming up in 2016!

  • The first LIMA production: 'For Preview Only' by Jonas Lund

    The LIMA collection is an amalgamation of a selection of media artworks and installations from the late sixties up to the present day. After years of selecting existing works, LIMA now for the first time asked an artist to create a new work of art based on this rich historical collection. LIMA is thrilled to announce that Jonas Lund was the first to accept the challenge. 


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.


  • 08/09/2017Preservation
    On Spetember 8, LIMA director Gaby Wijers is one of the keynote speakers at the symposium 'Museums and Immaterial Art' which will take place at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark. It is an interdisciplinary symposium that will...Read more
  • 24/07/2017 to 06/08/2017General
    Tropical temperatures make us dream of sandy beaches. LIMA will take a short summer break from Monday July 24th until August 6th. During this period the LIMA office will be closed. From Monday August 7th we are back at the office to distribute,...Read more
  • 24/05/2017Distribution
    Old CineSonic collaborators (LIMA) join forces with new ones (Studio K) for what promises to be a live show to remember! Top-notch Dutch techno DJ and producer Albert van Abbe will play his musical interpretation of three artist videos from the LIMA...Read more
  • 26/04/2017 to 14/06/2017General
    LIMA is proud to present its first exhibition of new works by the Australian artist Emile Zile. Liquid Cooled: new works by Emile Zile presents prints, video works and a performance by the artist who currently has a residency at the Rijksakademie...Read more
  • 26/04/2017General
    Within the framework of the exhibition "Liquid Cooled: new works by Emile Zile", LIMA organises a public screening and discussion night. The artist Emile Zile and art historian and critic Sven Lütticken will talk about Zile's work within the context...Read more
  • 04/04/2017Catalogue
    On Tuesday 4 April LIMA will present a selection of video and media artworks from its collection inspired by the work of philosopher and critical theorist Judith Butler. This screening will take place in collaboration with the "Critical Theory in...Read more


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