The Xian Qu Jiang Art Museum, which houses more than 2,000 artifacts paying tribute to the ancient history of China, has opened at The Westin Xian.
The free museum, which is owned by the hotel, spans more than 75,000 square feet (7,000 square meters) and boasts three special exhibition halls. The adjacent Westin Xian, slated to open December 1, is the first Westin in the world and the first hotel in Xian to have its own museum.
Works on display for the museum’s opening include a grouping of more than 80 mural paintings from 15 provinces that depicts China’s history through different dynasties, as well as a loan exhibition from the Nanjing museum of Ming and Qing Dynasty porcelain. Other highlights include the world’s only gold suit of armor and a rare stone Buddha head that measures nearly 3.3 feet (1 meter) high and dates to the Northern Qi Dynasty.