LIMA as keynote speaker at Museums and Immaterial Art


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 focus on the intersecting fields of conservation, research and education and learning in the museums’ work with temporal and ephemeral works.

24/07/2017 to 06/08/2017

LIMA summer break


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, research and help you preserve the finest of media art.

LIMA wishes you a wonderful summer!

26/04/2017 to 14/06/2017

Liquid Cooled: new works by Emile Zile


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 voor Beeldende Kunsten. 

Exhibition: Liquid Cooled: new works by Emile Zile
April 26 - June 14, every day 6 - 11 PM
Entrance: free
You'll find the exhibition space downstairs, next to cinema room Lab 2


THE LIMA COLLECTION: Gender & Performativity


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 the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler" conference, hosted by the CLUE+ research institute at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on 5-7 April 2017. Convening around the themes of gender and bodily performativity in public space, the...


LIMA Presents: NEW WORK 2017


On February 17, LIMA proudly present brand new works , including the presentation of two commissioned artworks:

#67 by Joost Rekveld is a tribute to 'Reminiscence', and 'Telc' by Steina and Woody Vasulka

CANTUS VISCOUS is an  AV-performance by Mark IJzerman, with the LIMA collection as point of departure

Judith Westerveld will show her work The Remnant that revolves around the story...


FUTURE PROOF!? Transformation Digital Art 2017

Two-day international symposium on the preservation of born-digital / software based art
Wednesday February 8, 9.30 AM - 17.00 PM
Thursday February 9, 9.30 AM - 16.00 PM
Tickets are € 25,- per person, the workshops (documentation for collections or for artists) are free of charge.
For more information, see below.



New year, new work. Please join us for a screening of new artworks, all recently added to our collection. It will be the first screening of the year, and the last one of the series. So make sure you don't miss it.
We will show brand new works by Thomas Mohr, Danit Elgev, Douwe Dijkstra, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum and Anika Schwarzlose & Brian D Mckenna. All artists will be there for a Q&A.

Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam
Entrance: € 7,50...


UNFOLD #3 Reinterpreting the Digital + Workshop presentation by Joost Rekveld


UNFOLD #3: Reinterpreting the digital + Workshop presentation by Joost Rekveld

LIMA is pleased to announce the third public event within the framework of UNFOLD on December 1st, continuing with the research line mediation by reinterpretation. How to revisit digital and media artworks over time? This evening programme will concentrate on the consequences that are brought about when using the mode of mediation as an act of reinterpretation specifically in digital- and media artworks....

Telc - The Vasulkas, 1974
29/11/2016 to 01/12/2016

Workshop by Joost Rekveld - Sensory Augmentation and Obstruction


Workshop by Joost Rekveld
Sensory Augmentation and Obstruction
As part of UNFOLD, organised by LIMA & Sonic Acts
29 November – 1 December 2016 in Amsterdam

Click here for more info





In the realm of media- and digital art every medium is different, and every medium has its own medium specific qualities. Artists not only work with the given aspects, but also question their medium and reflect on these specific aspects.

This evening, artist Martijn van Boven is the curator of the programme on medium specificity. He dove into the LIMA collection with the question ‘How can an audiovisual signal become visible? Van Boven is interested in the analogue signal but...