THE PRESIDENT CAPASSO MEETS SISTERS MIRA, GENERAL COUNCILOR OF THE FIGLIE OF MARIA AUSILIATRICE

President Michele Capasso had a cordial meeting with Sister Mira, General Councilor of the figlie of Maria Ausiliatrice of Christians, who was visiting the "Maria Ausiliatrice Institute" in Vomero (Naples).
During the meeting the itinerary that led to the realization at the Museum of Peace - MAMT of the Salesian Oratory with the Chapel dedicated to Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello was retraced.
President Capasso donated the book "Nostro Mare Nostro" and a bag made by Syrian women whose children were killed by the madness of the fratricidal war
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AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE CELEBRATED THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD

Many Muslim faithful in the Mosque of Museum of Peace - MAMT for the anniversary of the birth of the prophet Muhammad: the Mawlid al-Nabī.Mawlid
(Arabic: مولد, mawlid), also called Maulid, Mulid, Mouloud etc., is an Islamic day that celebrates the birth day of a holy person. In particular we honor the date of birth of the prophet Muhammad which occurs on the 12th of the lunar month of Rabi 'al-awwal: in 2019, for the 1441 anniversary, the day is November 9th 2019.
On this occasion, many Tunisians offered Assida: the dessert that is prepared precisely on the anniversary of the birth of Muhammad.

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THE MUSEUM OF PEACE WELCOMES THE DEFEND PROGRAM

Representatives 10 European bodies that are partners of the DEFEND program gathered at the Museum of Peace - MAMT for an evaluation meeting of the European Union funded program under Horizon 2020.
The appreciation for the quality of the reception and the high technology of the Museum is unanimous
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FROM THE MAISON DES ALLIANES THE FEAST OF THE UNIT OF ITALY AND OF THE ARMED FORCES

Members of the Governing Council of the Maison des Alliances gathered a few meters from Via Caracciolo attended the Unity of Italy and Armed Forces Festival which is celebrated this year in Naples.
A unique show with the Frecce Tricolori that enchanted those present from 38 Euro-Mediterranean countries
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A SEAT OF THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT IN CARTHAGE

The President of the Mediterranean Foundation Michele Capasso - on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Municipality of Carthage - met Mayor Hayet Bayoudh in the Municipality building to verify the possibility of establishing a dedicated site of the Museumof Peace - MAMT in Carthage, in particular, to Tunisia and the Arab Maghreb countries.

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THE TOTEM OF PEACE TO CARTAGINE

The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso - on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Municipality of Carthage - met the mayor Hayet Bayoudh and the deputy mayor Rym Nouira - architect and project manager - in the Municipality building to verify the possibility of creating the monumental work "Totem of Peace" of the sculptor Mario Molinari in Carthage, between the Mosque and the Cathedral: symbol of peace and interreligious dialogue.

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THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT WELCOMES SEJNANE'S CERAMICS, UNESCO HERITAGE

During a visit to Sejnane, President Capasso, accompanied by locals, visited the main houses where over 700 women work ceramics using centuries-old techniques.
The art of these women has been established since 2018 on the list representing the cultural heritage of UNESCO.
The know-how of Sejnane's female ceramics is linked to the practice of using a particular technique to produce terracotta artefacts for the home, including kitchen utensils, dolls and animal figurines inspired by the environment. All stages of production are performed by women, who also sell ceramics in the village and on the edges of nearby roads; women therefore occupy an important place in the community. The clay is generally extracted in the wadi beds, then it is cut into tufts, crushed, purified and wet before being kneaded and shaped. Once baked, the ceramic is decorated with two-tone geometric motifs reminiscent of traditional tattoos and Berber textures.
Men participate in the sale, making this family trade a tool to promote family cohesion.
Faced with socio-economic developments, the women of Sejnane have adapted their craftsmanship to the new demands of modern life and market demands, revealing their capacity for innovation. The knowledge and know-how related to this manual art of ceramics in Sejnane are transmitted through traditional and informal education in communities where girls are encouraged to learn this art of fire in addition to traditional school education. The national craft office also offers training courses for young women in the community who wish to engage in this activity.
The Museum of Peace - MAMT will host in 2020 a permanent space with emotional videos that will reproduce the main phases of the process and the history of this ancient craft.

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JOURNEY IN THE NORTH OF TUNISIA

President Capasso visited the north of Tunisia: from Sejnane to Bizerte; from Bezina to Cap Serrat.
Through meetings with the resident populations it was possible to understand the great potential of the region which, for the most part, has preserved its structure and its original beauty.

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO AND THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT CELEBRATE THE WORLD AUDIOVISUAL HERITAGE DAY

President Michele Capasso celebrated "World Audiovisual Heritage Day" in Tunis. On this occasion, some emotional videos of the Museum of Peace - MAMT were presented at the "Cité de la Culture", in particular the "Mediterranean of Emotions" and the "Campania of Emotions" collections.
The anniversary was established by UNESCO in 2005 with the precise intention of saving the great multimedia heritage produced between the 20th and the 21st century.

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WOMEN CERAMISTE REALIZE THE TOTEM OF PEACE

On the occasion of the visit of the president Michele Capasso, the ceramist women of Sejnane have realized a prototype of the Totem of Peace of the sculptor Mario Molinari.
The ancient technique with clay and cow dung is included in the UNESCO list of the "immaterial" heritage of humanity
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