THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE CITY OF MARRAKECH AS THE CAPITAL OF AFRICAN CULTURE OF 2020

The Fondazione Mediterraneo - which has had its headquarters in the city of Marrakech since 2002 - supports the ocher city designated African Capital of Culture 2020: a showcase for today's urban Africa, to promote the diversity of African cultural expressions.
In 2020, Marrakech, this millennial city twice listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, first through its medina since 1985, but also Jamaa Lafna Square as an intangible heritage in 2001, will bring the colors of African culture.
World famous tourist destination, Marrakech has an important tourist-cultural value capable of hosting international events of absolute importance.
The human capital of the city and the habit of multiculturalism allow Marrakech to launch a pilot edition of African capitals of culture, through the creation of the organizing committee of Marrakech 2020.
The African capitals of culture, which will be launched for the first time, is considered an important event, anchored and piloted in Africa and spread internationally. It is an initiative that coordinates and enhances the skills, know-how and abilities in the continent and in the diaspora that make up Africa today and shape the world of tomorrow.
The Museum of Peace  - MAMT will host the most significant moments throughout the year 2020
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VISIT OF THE VITTORIO VENETO SECONDIGLIANO INSTITUTE TO THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT

Students and teachers of the Vittorio Veneto Institute in Secondigliano visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT on the eve of their trip to Tunisia for exchange projects with a school in Gabès.
President Capasso illustrated the main routes of the Museum and, in particular, the spaces dedicated to Tunisia (Djerba Island, Sejnane ceramics and others).
Appreciation and emotion were expressed by teachers and students at the end of the visit
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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO EXPRESSES ITS CORDOGOLO FOR THE DEATH OF THE SULTAN OF OMAN QABOOS BIN SAID AL SAID

President Michele Capasso and the members of the international committee of the Fondazione Mediterraneo express their condolences for the death of the Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said.
After recalling the friendship with the sultanate and the collaboration in numerous peace and cooperation initiatives, President Capasso has traced the profile of Sultan Qaboos who died at 79 years after a long illness and remained in office for half a century.
“The longest-lived Arab leader will be remembered as a skilled mediator in regional conflicts - underlined President Capasso - much loved at home even if he concentrated on himself all the powers of a pivotal country between the Arab world and the Indian subcontinent. We wish his successor, 65-year-old cousin Haytham ben Tareq, good luck. We appreciated - concludes President Capasso - how in his inauguration speech the new Sultan assured that he intends to govern in the sign of continuity, respecting the principle of non-interference in the affairs of neighboring countries".
President Capasso recalled the visit of Sultan Qaboos to Naples and that of various Omani ministers to the headquarters of the Foundation
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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO PRESENTS "THE REPUBLIC OF SPACE"

The Fondazione Mediterraneo, in partnership with academies, universities and various countries around the world, presented at the Museum of PeaceMAMT, "THE REPUBLIC OF SPACE": a long-term project aimed at protecting, preserving, enhancing and promoting the heritage of humanity in the main categories.

We live in a difficult moment in our history - said the president Michele Capasso - in which the fluid dimension seems to be predominant: values, climate change, art, creativity, crafts, collective memories and much more seem to have no more meaning and everything appears at the mercy of an "anomalous" wave capable of upsetting the world by taking everything away.

To save the immense material and immaterial world heritage it is necessary to act "Beyond" and "Other": creating a real dimension outside our planet, precisely in Space, where to protect, safeguard, enhance and promote the most significant part of the assets world heritage. From artistic heritage - at risk of earthquakes, floods and climatic events - to collective immaterial memories, from the most significant documents of history to poems, from ancient knowledge to new technologies: a list nourished of things to be preserved and protected, both at an intangible and material".

On the occasion of the celebrations of the thirtieth anniversary of the birth of the Fondazione Mediterraneo  - scheduled for 2020 - the executive project and the general criteria of "The Republic of Space" will be presented in various countries.

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THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE UNESCO APPLICATION FOR THE ISLAND OF DJERBA AS A WORLD HERITAGE

After 8 years of investigation, the candidacy of the Tunisian island of Djerba will be made official at the UNESCO Committee meeting on 1 February 2020.
It is the religious heritage of Djerba candidate to be registered in the World Heritage Site. The request starts right from the Tunisian Island, Mediterranean and Saharan at the same time, to bring to the eyes of the world a splendid example of coexistence of different faiths for millennia: Muslim, Jewish and Christian.

“Djerba is a crossroads of Mediterranean history - says President Capasso - and everyone on this 550 square-kilometer island has passed since the time of Homer: for this reason, artistic, cultural and religious testimonies are an integral part of this territory a unique heritage that reflects the different faiths: from the mosque to the Christian church, to the Ghriba Synagogue, one of the main indicators of identity of the Jews of Djerba, one of the Jewish communities still alive in the Arab world. But also a point of reference for the whole world. The importance of this triple presence, in perfect coexistence and with a respect that has been going on for millennia - concludes Capasso - constitutes an emblematic value of this testimony that comes from Tunisia, a country always devoted to respect for cultures and thoughts".

Concept reiterated to the Minister of Culture Mohamed Zine el-Abidine, who wanted to highlight the full collaboration with civil society and the academic world for the inscription of Djerba's Heritage on the "Unesco Heritage List".
On this occasion, videos of Djerba and, in particular, the spot for the UNESCO candidacy were shown in the large video walls of the Museum
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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: THE CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 223TH BIRTH OF THE TRICOLOR FLAG

Seventh anniversary at the Museum of Peace - MAMT. This morning a large influx of visitors and students, especially from elementary and middle schools, to celebrate the "223th anniversary of the birth of the tricolor flag".
Videos, images and documents - since the first presentation of the Italian flag in Genoa in 1789 - have involved young visitors.
There are many connections through the museum's large video walls: in particular with the city of Reggio Emilia for the main celebrations in that city, where in the Prampolini square there was the flag-raising ceremony and the performance of the national anthem. Together with the civilian and military authorities of Reggio Emilia, the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli underlined the importance and value of the symbols.
The inter-force training company, deployed in the square, saw the aircraft of the Top Gun Fly flight school fly over the skies of Reggio and, with the colored smoke bombs, compose the Tricolor
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VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR THE SECTION DEDICATED TO MOLINARI

Many visitors to the Museum of Peace - MAMT who chose to visit the space dedicated to Mario Molinari.
Appreciation and emotions for the sculptor of color..

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EPIPHANY AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT

Welcomed by President Capasso and the staff of the Museum of Peace - MAMT, visitors from various countries spent the day before and the Epiphany day at the Museum expressing appreciation for a unique place.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: 40 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF PIERSANTI MATTARELLA

The fifth of the anniversaries is dedicated to the fortieth anniversary of the death of di Piersanti Mattarella
Many students intervened in the multimedia rooms of the Museum where - in the section "The great protagonists of history" - videos, images and documents of the Sicilian politician are available.
On this occasion, pages from Giovanni Grasso's book “Piersanti Mattarella. Alone against the mafia "and the images of the program that RAI has dedicated to all the networks and radio and television broadcasts have been projected: from Sunday morning 5 January with" Uno Mattina in Famiglia "- which has reserved a space for further study at the anniversary - in the afternoon, at 17.30 with a RaiNews24 "Special"; at 11.10 pm, on the first TV on Rai1, "Speciale Tg1" told the figure of Piersanti Mattarella through the Rai Storia documentary "Piersanti Mattarella, 6 January 1980. History of a mafia crime", written by Alessandro Chiappetta and which reconstructs the context in which the crime matured, the subsequent investigations and the trial history: but, above all, he tells the human and political figure of Piersanti Mattarella with the images of the Rai Teche, the interviews released by himself and some unpublished photographs
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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: ONE HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF MICHELE PRISCO

The sixth anniversary is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of the Neapolitan writer Michele Prisco.
Many students intervened in the multimedia rooms of the Museum where - in the section "The great protagonists of history" - videos, images and books of the writer are available, specially donated by their daughters Annella and Caterina to the library of the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
On this occasion, various pages were read from the books published by Michele Prisco and the main testimonies of friends, writers, journalists and intellectuals who knew him.

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