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

Artifact in Focus: Mancala Board, Cote d’Ivoire

Artifact in Focus: Mancala Board, Cote d’Ivoire
“Who plays mancala?” Students wave their hands in the air and nod excitedly. They laugh when they hear that CCMM purchased its mancala game board at Toys-R-Us. They rush first to the familiar game board of two rows of six … Continue reading

Festivals of Light

Festivals of Light
Around the world, there are many festivals that celebrate light as we head into the darker winter months. Here are a few that share some similarities but are different in their traditions and within their cultural contexts. Diwali A five-day … Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Laurie and Larry Soskin

Donor Spotlight: Laurie and Larry Soskin
“What do you give your 85-year-old mother for her birthday?” Larry Soskin asked. “She has everything she needs and wants. So we made a donation to CCMM in her honor. She thought it was such a good idea that now … Continue reading

Artifact in Focus: Head Rest, China

Artifact in Focus: Head Rest, China
Think about where you slept last night. You had a mattress, sheets, a blanket and your favorite pillow. Now consider exchanging your pillow for a headrest made of wood or ceramics or bamboo. Among the oldest known headrests are those … Continue reading


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