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. 


    On sunday 24 January 2016, LIMA and FIBER Festival presented a selection of works from the LIMA collection at the SPEKTRUM, a space for art and technology in Berlin. The selection was mainly focused on medium specific practices throughout the years. The visually striking works with often intense soundtracks from the seventies and eighties are a source of inspiration for contemporary artists operating in the field of art, performance and technology. At the same time, the selection of works pointed out the hybridity of media art, often intermingled with cinema and performance. Please have a look at the selection of works here.

  • Transformation Digital Art - International symposium on the preservation of born-digital art

    Digital artworks form a separate group in museum collections. Museums and visitors do not have much experience in dealing with these artworks. Management, preservation and presentation of it is largely unknown territory, while museums and artists need knowledge about this vulnerable digital part of modern heritage. How can they keep digital born artworks accessible in the future?


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.


  • 25/05/2016Catalogue
    Performance: thinking through Event and Duration The body, the object, the camera, the act: performance and media art are closely linked. The two disciplines react on each other and feed each other. On the third night of THE LIMA COLLECTION 2016,...Read more
  • The New Dress, 2016
    On Thursday, May 26th, the artists Donna Verheijden and Roy Villevoye will present their latest work at LIMA, as part of Cracking The Frame Presents. Donna Verheijden After a first screening at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Land of...Read more
  • Rafaël Rozendaal, Fill This Up .com
    LIMA beheert de mediakunstwerken van diverse musea, academies, particulieren en bedrijven en ondersteunt en adviseert hen bij de opslag, digitalisering en presentatie van videokunst en digitale werken. Welke collecties zijn dit, en hoe ziet deze...Read more
  • 30/03/2016Catalogue
    A white flag, a burning television. How do media artists from the seventies and today deal with mass media? How do they create or criticise a media event? And what is their position within society? For this second edition of THE LIMA COLLECTION,...Read more
  • 09/03/2016Catalogue
    LIMA is proud to announce its first collaboration with Mark IJzerman. Mark IJzerman is a sound artist, composer & performer working with interactive and procedural sound. In his performances he works a lot with tape-recorders and self-built...Read more
  • 09/03/2016Catalogue
    On Wednesday, March 9, LIMA will open her 2016 screening series with a celebration of the new! A selection of new works by young and renowened artists from the LIMA collection will be screened in the presence of the artists. Next to al this, sound...Read more


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