The Artwork Documentation Tool supports artists in archiving their work

02 May 2018

LIMA, the international platform for sustainable access to media art in Amsterdam, developed the The Artwork Documentation Tool. With this tool, LIMA aims to support artists in archiving their own work. This tool is suitable for all artists working in the realm of born-digital art, in particular those building complex software-based installations, and is freely accessible through the LIMA website:

Symposium May 16, 2018 (2-6 p.m.) at STUK, Leuven: Moving Movement: Dance and Transmission

05 April 2018

For the third year in a row, STUK and KU Leuven (Cultural Studies) organise a multifaceted series of classes on contemporary dance. This year, the theme of transmission is the red thread running throughout this series. How is transmission organised within a volatile, immaterial artform? What, for example, is the impact of digitisation on the archive and repertoire? In the context of this course, a number of guest lectures will take place with experts from this field of practice. The series ends with an in-depth symposium in which a number of prominent, international speakers will offer their expertise on the theory of transmission. Both the guest lectures and the symposium take place in STUK and are open to the public. Lectures are held in English.

Media Art Preservation Workshop (MAPS) on June 4-5 in Ludwig Museum, Budapest

05 April 2018

Ludwig Museum celebrates the Media Art Preservation project in 2018 with a two day MAPS2018 workshop on June 4-5. Continuing the work revolved around the conversation and the preservation of media art, started in 2015, involving international conservators, art historians, and experts.

Internationaal symposium ‘Transformation Digital Art 2018’ (March 22-23 2018, LIMA, Amsterdam)

21 February 2018

The constant development and flux of technologies creates a unique opportunity for artists to experiment, play and create, but also presents a challenge for those charged with the responsibility of ensuring future presentations of these works. The preservation of and future access to born-digital art is as challenging as it is important. How to act on change? How to take control of future presentations?

International conference and workshops: Artists’ Estates, A Legacy (April 19-20)

08 March 2017

NICC, Flanders Arts Institute / Kunstenpunt, Estate Philippe Vandenberg and Art Brussels, in collaboration with Ghent University and BOZAR, organise an international conference on 19 April 2017 with regard to the legacy of living visual artists. On 20 April, they organise two workshops on this subject.

New book publication:

09 December 2016

Wim Vandekeybus - The Rage of Staging is een visuele en mentale trip doorheen het universum van de choreograaf en zijn dansgezelschap Ultima Vez en focust op de thema's en ideeën die hem al ruim dertig jaar inspireren. Met bijdragen van tal van artiesten, onuitgegeven teksten, notities en scripts uit zijn voorstellingen en films en meer dan vierhonderd fascinerende beelden.

UNFOLD #3: Reinterpreting the digital - 1 December 2016 - LIMA, Amsterdam, 8 p.m.

04 November 2016

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. The key lecturers will concentrate on the idea of variability; posing concerns about authorship and transparency while taking - often limiting institutional protocols into account. How can we negotiate preservation strategies with regard to these principles?

International symposium “Collecting and Conserving Performance Art”

05 April 2016

The German Association of Conservator-Restorers (VDR) is delighted to announce the major international symposium "Collecting and Conserving Performance Art," to be hosted by the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany on June 9-11, 2016. Register now!

Save the date: International symposium on the preservation of born-digital art

15 December 2015

On Thursday 18 & Friday 19 february 2016 Stichting Behoud Moderne Kunst organise a International symposium on the preservation of born-digital art 'Transformation Digital Art' at LIMA Amsterdam.

Workshop and symposium 29-30-31 oktober

04 September 2015

In connection with TRACKS, PACKED vzw will organize a free workshop on sustainable digital preservation for artists and arts organizations. In preparation of the workshop, PACKED vzw started to make an overview of the iMAL archive with the help of a volunteer.