MAMT||Museo Mediterraneo dell' Arte, della Musica e delle Tradizioni (EN)

The MAMT- Mediterranean Museum of Art, Music and Traditions is an institution created by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the aim “to experience” in an interactive way, the positive emotions of Our Sea through Arts, Music and Traditions. The MAMT is one of the most important initiatives of Fondazione Mediterraneo: an active space created in order to let communicate Arts, Music and Traditions of the Mediterranean contemporary society. The awareness of a past full of ancient traditions is the base for the construction of a rational and connected humanity: the vastness of the Mediterranean area collects together the responsibility, the hard work and intelligence with the ability to share spaces and cultures. Today, more than ever, the sense of future is given by the awareness of the sorrow, of the conflicts and at the same time by the ability to share joys and bond.
Art and Music are since ever the tool of communication and sharing of the humanity that, in a particular “Mediterranean” path, allows us to overtake the violence of the human being that showed itself in his greater brutality in countries as Bosnia, Palestine, Syria and other places: as testify of this there are Bosnia, in order not to forget and Suffering and Hope in the world, exhibitions of the museum.

At the same time there are symbols inviting to meeting and hope appear in lands of desolation and Hush: The Ferrigno Nativity Scene, the exhibition a Sea, three Faiths, the Peace and the Last Neapolitan Supper are part of the Museum.
Near the Totem of Peace and other works by Mario Molinari, sculptor of the color, accompanies the lonely journey of freedom, the Dreamlike World of John Crown and the desire of participation and recognition of the role of women in the Mediterranean in the exhibition “Breaking the Veils, women artists of Islamic World”.
Fado, Flamenco, Tango and Sirtaki, the Song of Naples, the Great Lyric Operas, Arabic Music and the Classics of all the times catch the attention of the audience with the acoustic perfection of the “Music hall” of the Museum.
The section dedicated to Pino Daniele has a particular meaning.
The warm of the Mediterranean human nature and the awareness of the necessity to keep track, the the wealth and the fertility find in the “Section Architecture” – with the Associated presences of Alvaro Siza, Ciamarra Picas, Vittorio Di Pace, Nicola Pagliara, Marco Introini and others - and in the Voices of the Migrants and other strong point.
The artworks of Pietro and Rino Volpe mark Mediterranean signs in which the culture and the literature merge with the creativity making a unique collection.
A collection of HD video about the most important sites of the Campania Region will accompany the tourists of cruises and the visitors in the whole building: the ground floor facing on Municipio Square will host an info-point unique in its kind. The MAMT is also an articulated system of services in the heart of the city of Naples: the library, the emeroteque, the music hall, salt conventions, the restaurants, the Euromedcafé, the residences and the bookshop receive the visitor with sympathy and enthusiasm: that enthusiasm of the Mediterranean!

The eighth anniversary is dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of the death of Bettino Craxi.
Many politicians intervened in the multimedia rooms of the Museum where - in the section "The great protagonists of history" - videos, images and documents on the Italian statesman are available.
On this occasion, pages of the recent book by Bettino Craxi "Paris - Hammamet" and pages of the books by Claudio Martelli "The antipathic" and Marcello Sorgi "Presumed guilty" were read.
The interviews and all the video material on Bettino Craxi were repeated on the 5 floors of the Museum.
In the afternoon debate on the recent film by Gianni Amelio "Hammamet".
President Michele Capasso recalled the friendship between Bettino Craxi and his father Raffaele and his frequent visits to Pietro Nenni's home, as well as visits to San Sebastiano al Vesuvio and the funeral of 2000 in Tunisia ".
All reported in the book "Nostro Mare Nostro" by
Michele Capasso.

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"My freedom is equivalent to my life".
"This is the inscription on a simple whitewashed tomb facing Italy, in memory of a great statesman: Bettino Craxi".
With these words, President Michele Capasso paid tribute to the statesman and the socialist who shared a long period with his father Raffaele, among the founders of the Socialist Party, a friend of Pertini and Nenni.
President Capasso visited Hammamet a few days before to be present at the Museum of Peace - MAMT where a ceremony took place with a moment of debate on Gianni Amelio's film "Hammamet".
And on this day, January 19, 2020, many people, almost 1000 people, accents from all over Italy, the desire not to feel veterans but part of history. A few tears of ladies with dark glasses.
At 10.30 the commemoration of Bettino Craxi, on the exact day of his death 20 years ago, took place at the Catholic cemetery of Hammamet, Tunisia, a tongue of sand in front of the tombs of Muslims obviously in a much larger space. The widow Anna Moncini Craxi arrives, escorted by her children. Stefania is embraced by Benedetto, the son of Bobo, the grandson who bears the name of his grandfather even if no one calls him Bettino, a sign of reconciliation between the brothers who experience pain and this long wound never healed in two different ways.
There are no political speeches, only many leaders or militants of the old PSI, such as Ugo Intini, or of the new, such as Senator Riccardo Nencini and secretary Enzo Maraio, and some Forza Italia MP, who leave the carnations on the white tomb, repainted fresh, of the socialist leader. A single voice rises from the silent group: it is that of a baritone friend who sings Schubert's Ave Maria. Claudio Martelli arrives with a slight delay and this makes the old socialists smile because it was like that even then, when everything seemed to revolve around a red carnation. Now that flower is on a white tombstone, on the relief of an open book as seen in the ancient symbol of Italian socialism. There is a magnificent sun and the sound of the sea, "Nostro Mare Nostro": divided by us and not among us!
"A thousand have come, like Garibaldi's. The testimony that Craxi is alive, as opposed to the many dead who claim to discuss his mistakes before even theirs," said his daughter Stefania. While his wife Anna added: "I am very moved, the trust of these friends and companions is greater than I thought, 20 years have passed and Bettino is still in the hearts of many".
"The Democratic Party and the League absent here in Hammamet? Many Italians do without both the Democratic Party and the League and perhaps we Socialists too can do without both," said his son Bobo instead. He added: "There is a double reading, we are obliged to remember and remember, but also obliged to remember that he was the victim of unparalleled persecution, as the President of the Republic said 10 years ago.

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