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

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

From the Collection: #NationalHatDay

Today is a day to celebrate hats. And our Everyday Connections collection includes a wide variety of hats from all around the world. Here are six interesting ones from the collection and a little bit about them. Fez from Morocco … Continue reading

5 Unique Ways Different Cultures Celebrate New Years

5 Unique Ways Different Cultures Celebrate New Years
Fireworks and loud noises are common across many cultures and their celebrations to ring in the New Year. And not all New Year celebrations take place December 31st-January 1st. But here are a few unique ways people will celebrate this … Continue reading


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