LIMA Internships 2017

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LIMA Amsterdam office
Are you an art preservation student, art history student, media student or communication student who loves to gain work experience in the cultural sector? Then we are looking for you. 
LIMA is the international platform for the sustainable access to media art. Our projects involve the preservation, distribution and research of media art. For the upcoming period LIMA has two internship spots available. One internship spot revolves around conservation and research, the other around overall research and communication. We have several new and ongoing projects at LIMA and are looking for assistance on different levels. At the same time, we want to offer solid work experience and give you a chance develop your professional skills and develop a network. We are looking for flexible, independent and enthusiastic interns who can switch between content, form and execution and have a passion for (media) art.
One of our current initiatives is a research project in collaboration with media art pioneer Geert Mul that revolves around the conservation of born digital media art. His recently opened solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam is the starting point of the project ‘Future Proof’ . Eight to ten pieces from Mul’s current exhibition will function as case study for the development of a protocol for Mul and other media artists in order to enable them to preserve their own oeuvre of digital-born art. In February 2017, a symposium is planned and until the summer of 2017 workshops will take place. Furthermore, LIMA is working on a online catalogue in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum, the Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (The Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands). This online catalogue will make the Dutch media art collections more visible and accessible for the public.
Next to this, we always need hands and brains in helping us making sustainable access to media art possible, now and in the future, and promoting our broad range of events and activities. So, just indicate where your interests lie in and what your preferences are, and together we will discuss which tasks and projects you will be assigned to.
The internship
The internship will have a minimal duration of 3 days a week for 6 months, starting from January 2017 on. A longer or more intense period is possible in consultation. The internship is open for anyone who is registered at a relevant study; both national and international students are welcome to apply. Unfortunately there is no fee. However, we offer you a great surrounding and learning environment, working from our office based at the LAB111 Amsterdam, free lunch, coffee and a beer at our evening programmes.
How to apply
Send an application consisting of a CV and a short motivation letter before December 31st to Sanneke Huisman: sannekehuisman[at] In the first week of January we will invite selected candidates to come over for a meeting. For more information and questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
About LIMA
LIMA preserves, distributes and researches media art. Next to the caretaking of collections of a broad range of museum and (private) collectors, LIMA houses a distribution collection of over two thousand artworks by six hundred (international) artists. Including the collections of the Netherlands Media Art Institute, the Lijnbaan Center, MonteVideo, Time Based Arts and de Appel.
The LIMA collection includes video art works and born digital media art installations dating back to the early experimentalists in the 1960’s up to present day born digital artworks: from Nam June Paik and Marina Abramovic to Constant Dullaart and Nicolas Provost. Yearly, around thirty works by well known and upcoming artists are added to the LIMA collection by a group of experts. With this extensive collection of more than four decades of media art, LIMA is bridging the gap between past and present. With an online catalogue and active distribution policy, LIMA facilitates artists, curators, researchers, educators and the general public – and gains worldwide visibility. 


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