The Rehabilitation Center of Prof. R. Soeharso in Surakarta became Asia’s first and largest rehabilitation center implementing the integrated concept of rehabilitation services. It was the referral center not only in Indonesia but also in the Asia-Pacific region in the 1950s-1970s, providing not only medical treatment, but also empowering of the economy, social, and culture of the people with disabilities. This path-breaking institution has retained a comprehensive archive in document and photographic form over a considerable period of time, attesting to its national significance and regional impact.
Nāgarakrĕtāgama is a 14th century Javanese text from 1365AD written on palm-leaves that gave an account of government and society in the Majapahit kingdom that covered most of the geographical area covering present-day Indonesia. The memory of this kingdom inspired the founders of Indonesia in their struggle against colonial rule.