Lontar has two major program activities: Publications and Research & Documentation. Since Lontar was founded, the Foundation has focused much of its energy on the printed word,producing, through its Publications Division, translations of Indonesian prose, drama and poetry, as well as scholarly works.


Preservation is the key word for Lontar’s Research & Documentation program. The program encompasses a range of activities, including audio and visual documentation of traditional performances, documentary film productions, photographic documentation and so on.


Over the years, Lontar has engaged in numerous activities that complement both its major program activities and its mission and goals. Information about on-going or future activites may be found in News. Information on past activities undertaken by the Foundation is archived in the Lontar Digital Library.