Feb. 9, 2018 -- The museum will host another show to welcome the Year of the Dog. (Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily)
"These exhibits can correct the misunderstanding to indicate an ancient Silk Road route on the plateau."
A silver kettle from Lhasa's Jokhang Temple has been borrowed for the exhibition. The kettle has left Tibet for the first time, but Zhang says it will be displayed at the Capital Museum only for a month because of its holy status among pilgrims.
"Many items from temples in Tibet, which have never been publicly displayed, will be shown this time," Zhang adds.
The Tibetan History and Culture exhibition is one part of big plans of the Capital Museum this year.
Another exhibition, Best Wishes from the Auspicious Dog, opens on Thursday to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dog, with cultural relics from the museum's own collections.
This exhibition, running through March 18, will provide information about Chinese zodiac signs and show the importance of dogs in Chinese culture and society.
The exhibits have a wide time span from Han Dynasty (202BC-220) pottery figurines of dogs to Qing Dynasty jade pieces and paintings with canine images.