Collection

Please note: all NIMk Collection and Distribution activities have been terminated per 1 January 2013.

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Since the Netherlands Media Art Institute came into being in 1978 an extensive collection of video and media art has been assembled, to which new works are constantly being added. In addition to its own collection, the Institute also manages the video collections of the De Appel Foundation, the Lijnbaan Center in Rotterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural heritage (ICN). The collections of the Groninger Museum and the Kröller Müller Museum can be viewed.

The distribution collection comprises more than 2000 works at present, varying from the earliest experiments through recent productions by known Dutch, international artists and rising talents.

Next to these media artworks the institute's online archive contains over 30 years of media art; 1000 media artworks and unique documentation of events and projects realized and presented by NIMk. Additionally, an important reference collection of more than 6500 titles can be consulted in the mediatheque.


 
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