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

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

Happy Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice
Today is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere (usually celebrated on December 21st or 22nd). In the southern hemisphere, June 20th or 21st mark the winter solstice. From those days forward, the daylight hours increase and … Continue reading

Artifact in Focus: Jebena Coffee Pot

Artifact in Focus: Jebena Coffee Pot
The scent of roasting coffee beans wafts through the air, mingling with the fragrance of burning incense. The coffee ceremony in Ethiopia is certainly not for the impatient; preparation of the strong coffee can take several hours. An Ethiopian coffee … Continue reading

The Importance of Diversity

The Importance of Diversity
In a global world, the need for embracing diversity is critical. Technology and the internet continue to make our ability to connect with others from many different places with different viewpoints easier and faster. We see the impacts much more … Continue reading


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