International Antique Institute（インターナショナル・アンティーク・インスティチュート）は、2013年に19か国からの筑波大学有志によって、文化伝承教育とアンティークショップの協力体制形成を目的に結成されました。実際の活動は2013年9月から始まり、現在に至るまで教育・文化協力の領域で少しずつ活動を広めてまいりました。現時点（2016年4月時点）では世界の25店舗が協力加盟店舗となっています。
Found in 2013 by the University of Tsukuba club activists from 19 different countries with the purpose of cultural heritage education and antique shop cooperation. The official educational activity of volunteers took place already since September 2013 and current web page with partners and educational activity hopefully can reflect just a little bit, the great amount of work has been done in the sphere of education and cultural cooperation.
At the moment we are cooperating with 25 shops all over the world, 19 shops in Japan, where the International Antique Institute have been found, 3 shops in China, 5 shops in Russia and 3 shops in Germany.
Currently our volunteers have visited 10 school and showed more than 300 students differences and similarities of 19 different cultures all over the world. Our partners have held 2 university lectures regarding antique, heritage education and cultural understanding. We are focusing not on plus-minus position, but on similar-and-different mentality, that teach children from the early age importance of cultural diversity, international cooperation and possibility to create strong and win-win based international society.
Our program "Culture through Antique" started in November 2014 focused on intercultural cooperation through understanding and first of all education. Our volunteers have participated in more than 15 discussion, trying to enlarge lore not only school students or university students, but also middle aged and aged people for the purposes of intercultural understanding.
Our new-started program "From Shop to Study" bring the opportunity of sharing the experience of antique shop owners as well as university teachers for the purposes of international cooperation and antique-based intercultural education. The last but not least, we sincerely hope that the understanding of importance of antique as the vivid and clear way to understand cultural diversity will be a base not only for education, but as a ground for rational and individual based understanding of art and beauty, grow up well educated and internationally friendly individual as a part of special and inimitable culture.