Welcome to the TIC TOC Special Collections!

TIC TOC owns a wide range of Special Collections. Many of the objects in these collections are original pieces of art work created by the cultures they represent. Please feel free to use these collections to show the children the variety of human diversity and creativity from around the world. There are many unusual and unique items that kids don’t see everyday.

If you do choose to use a collection for an art docent presentation, start with the basics. Identify the basic geographic areas of the world the items come from, the materials that are used, and the ideas they represent. Ask them what they think an object is or what it is used for. There are many project ideas to be found for these collections once you are familiar with the objects in the collection.