• LIMA online program

    During the closure of our exhibitions and restrictions on events due to COVID-19, we are moving more of our program online. From April 1 on we will host an online programe every Wednesday with online content, live talks or digital tours. 

  • Cultural Matter: Jeremy Bailey

    Cultural Matter is a series of exhibitions and events that provide a platform for the international discussion of digital art and highlights the enduring expressive power of digital artworks.


    The final edition of Cultural Matter will focus on Jeremy Bailey’s The You Museum, an evenly utopic as dystopian, but always humorous, personalised online museum.

  • Documentation of Digital Art

    “Documenting digital art. Re-thinking histories and practices of documentation in the museum and beyond” is a collaboration between leading researchers in the fields of performance and digital art documentation with world-leading museums, artists, and curators specialising in photography and digital art.

  • New: LIMA Podcast

    We are very excited to announce LIMA's very own podcast channel where we will publish monthly audio recordings of our Cultural Matter programme, interviews with artists and researchers and exclusive conversations, discussions and lectures on media art, it's history, preservation and presentation.

    You can find our podcast on our Soundcloud

  • ArtHost

    LIMA launches a worldwide unique service to save complex digital and online artworks.


    The Arthost preservation service, is initiated and developed in cooperation with DullTech and supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

  • Digital Canon?!

    On 22 March, LIMA launched a Digital Canon (1960–2000) of the Netherlands. Experts from the field of digital culture selected twenty of the most prominent and influential works made on Dutch soil by artists who lived or worked here over a long period of time. The works and their makers are not all equally well known, yet this does not detract from their lasting influence on digital art and culture. Each of the works makes use of or responds to digital culture’s increasing impact on art and society. Discover these exceptional works of art on 

  • five decades of media art accessible online

    Discover the new online catalogue bringing together the media art collections of Frans Hals Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Van Abbemuseum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and LIMA.

NEW In Distribution

Explore new media artworks from our online catalogue, available for distribution. LIMA’s catalogue includes over two thousand media artworks dating back to the early experimentalists in the 1960’s, well-known international artists and upcoming talent in the field of video art and born-digital art.

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Preservation services

LIMA is among the global pioneers in the field, offering knowledge and supporting artists, museums, producers, collections and collectors with the preservation, documentation and digital sustainability of their media artworks. Our conservation specialists take care of digital preservation of all type media art works, store born-digital art and media artworks and ensure it can be exhibited now and in the future.

Programmes and projects

LIMA is continuously investigating new methods for the preservation, archiving, curatorial presentation and distribution of media art through research projects, knowledge exchange, workshops and a public programme with various events and activities. With our public programmes and projects we want to make media art more accessible and stimulate critical discussion and reflection.

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