OUR MISSION: CCMM inspires understanding and respect for cultural diversity by exploring global arts and artifacts.

With educational programming that enhances classroom curriculum and a comprehensive collection of more than 3,000 artifacts from more than 75 countries, CCMM encourages students to learn about the historic and contemporary customs of their own families, their classmates, and the world.


  • Increase understanding and respect for cultural diversity
  • Develop students’ cultural competence
  • Support and enhance classroom learning


Ignorance of cultural diversity can lead to misunderstanding and fear.
CCMM helps students understand the diversity in their own world so they can begin to appreciate themselves as participants in a global community.

I will definitely try to get people to learn more about other cultures before judging them. If you look at it closely, we are all the same but in different ways.

– Annie B., Student
Millikan Middle School


Watch the video below and learn how we bring the world to students in their own schools. See how CCMM introduces students to the sound, taste, sight, smell, and feel of other cultures.

Latest from the CCMM Blog

It’s World Emoji Day!

It’s World Emoji Day!
Did you know? July 17th is World Emoji Day. Emoji have become ubiquitous in our every day life. But do you know their original meanings? You might be surprised, because they were developed in Japan. In fact, the word emoji … Continue reading

From our Executive Director: 2016-2017 School Year

From our Executive Director: 2016-2017 School Year
Happy Summer! After visits to 24 school campuses, serving 32 schools and nearly 25,000 students this past school year, the CCMM team is eager to recuperate and prepare for the 2017-2018 academic year! As ever, we are deeply grateful to … Continue reading

Spring is here!

Spring is here!
Happy Spring! Let’s take a look at a few different (and similar) ways the coming of spring is celebrated in different cultures around the world. Snowman Bonfire Spring tradition in Switzerland In a fiery celebration of winter’s end, the Swiss … Continue reading

From the Collection: Wind Instruments

From the Collection: Wind Instruments
To celebrate National Music in Our Schools Month, we’re taking a look at a few different wind instruments from around the world. Many students first learn the recorder, and to that end, we’ve selected a few similar, but different, flute … Continue reading

From the Collection: Women & Clothing

From the Collection: Women & Clothing
In honor of National Women’s History Month, we are featuring some unique women’s clothing and clothing created by women pulled from our collection to share. These artifacts span a variety of insights from the maintaining ethnic identity of cultures to … Continue reading


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