LIMA is a prominent platform for media art based in Amsterdam. LIMA’s activities aim at fostering a critical understanding of media art and technology and sustainable access to media art. At an international level, LIMA is a pioneer and center of expertise in the fields of preservation, research, and distribution of media art. As a distributor, LIMA represents an array of artists – ranging from early pioneers to upcoming artists and supports them in the presentation and promotion of new work.
LIMA houses the collections of the Lijnbaan Center, MonteVideo, Time Based Arts, and De Appel. The memory of Dutch media art is not only preserved by LIMA through its collection and archive but also through her digital repository and conservation services for various museums, artists, archives, and collectors. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary national and international network LIMA researches and develops services and tools for artists and institutions, as well as methods and practices for dealing with digital art thoughtfully and sustainably. LIMA actively develops best practice guidelines, performs case studies, and shares knowledge through projects, lectures, presentations, and workshops. New methods for the preservation and distribution of media art are continuously investigated through a public programme with various (online and offline) projects, events, and activities.