In all its projects, PUSAKA develops and builds upon its extensive archive of audio-visual material on culture and the arts in Malaysia and the wider region.

PUSAKA is a cultural organisation established to conduct research and create a comprehensive documentary archive of traditional performance in Malaysia, while strengthening the viability of these traditions at the community level. 

PUSAKA works intimately with some of the most distinguished performers of the Wayang Kulit, Mak Yong, Manora, Main Puteri and Rebana Ubi traditions of Kelantan, and has expanded its work to embrace traditions from other states in Malaysia, including the Mah Meri of Selangor, Kuda Kepang of Johor, Portuguese dance of Malacca, Teochew Puppetry of Penang, and Awang Batil of Perlis.