Researching sustainable media art

  • Cultural Matter: UBERMORGEN

    Within the framework of Cultural Matter, LIMA's new public programme, LIMA collaborated with the artist duo UBERMORGEN to research the documentation of complex research-based artworks, their distribution and their (re)presentation to an audience.

  • Capturing a moment: Documentation of net art and performance

    Ephemeral, conceptual, performance, networked and processual works of art make documentation, a work's physical remnant or trace, the focus of conservation and preservation strategies. These artistic practices, however, also encourage new ways of thinking about documentation practice.

  • Transformatie Digitale Kunst: Peter Struycken

    The project Transformatie Digitale Kunst (Transformation Digital Art) addresses the issues of digital art preservation in Dutch institutions. A collaboration between LIMA, Gemeente Museum Den-Haag, and Kröller Müller Museum, has been established in which each institution selected a work from their collection by the Dutch digital pioneer Peter Struycken. 

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  • Case study: Digitisation of the Stansfield/Hooykaas collection

    As part of the of the Digitising Contemporary Art project, LIMA has digitised a major part of the media art collection of the artist duo Stansfield/Hooykaas. Together with Madelon Hooykaas, the entire archive of the Scottish-Dutch duo has been catalogued and digitised to ensure that this unique collection of works is accessible for the future.

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Research Agenda

LIMA is a leading international platform for research in preservation of media art. Researching the conservation of video, installation and performance art works have yielded already significant results. Our focus for the coming years is on digital art.

Sustainability Lab

Are you interested in media art from an artistic, technical or practical perspective? Our Sustainability lab is case studies based and bridges the gap between theory and practice. Propose a subject to investigate and work with an interdisciplinary team on the issues of sustainability and accessibility.

Advice and workshops

LIMA has a broad knowledge base that we would like to share with you. Come by for personal, expert advice designed to your needs, or sign up for one of our workshops. An overview of our activities can be found here.

Research Projects

Research leads to innovation and increases our capabilities. We therefore participate in research projects, lectures, presentations and organize workshops. An overview of our activities can be found here.

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Network and partners

LIMA conducts research in response to our own collection of media art and on issues surrounding the conservation and preservation of media art. We cannot however perform this task alone and therefore work willingly with national and international organisations. More information about our partners can be found here.