Since first opening, conservation work at the museum has been underway on the buildings and physical infrastructure. Recently attention has been focused on the conservation of the other collections of the museum, such as metal and fabric. Items include torture instruments; shackles and other detention devices; bowls, cups and eating utensils; and farming implements. The textile collection includes fabric and leather and is primarily the clothing, shoes and backpacks of prisoners. Other conservation efforts been carried out on wooden structures, paintings, and wall inscriptions.
Students and researchers interested to work on helping to conserve these important materials are encouraged to contact the museum for more information.