A canine-themed exhibition heralding the upcoming Year of the Dog opened at Beijing's Capital Museum on Feb. 8, 2018. (Photo: GT/Li Hao)
The exhibition features relics from the museum's collection spanning 2,000 years of history, including Han Dynasty (202BC-220) figurines and jade carvings from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Among them is a collection of 12 bronze animal heads - each representing an animal of the Chinese zodiac - that once adorned a fountain at the Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) in Beijing. The show also aims to present the audience harmonious relationship between humans and animals in traditional Chinese culture. The exhibition runs until March 18.