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!

With many webinar links women representing various fields - politics, culture, religion, volunteering, education, science, etc. - members of the KIMIYYA program of the Fondazione Mediterraneo celebrated the "World Day against violence against women" at the Museum of Peace - MAMT. The women members of the “Anna Lindh Italia Federation” participated.
It was the UN assembly in 1999 that chose this date in memory of the sacrifice of the sisters Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal, killed by agents of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. But what is the story of the Mirabal sisters? To find out, we need to go back to 1960. On November 25 of that year, in fact, three sisters were killed by agents of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.
After being stopped in the street on their way to prison to visit their husbands, they were beaten with sticks and thrown into a ravine by their executioners, who tried to put the brutal violence through an accident. It was immediately clear to public opinion that the three women had been murdered. Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal - these are their names - were, in fact, known as activists of the clandestine group Movimento 14 giugno, disliked by the government. Because of their militancy, in January 1960, they were also arrested and jailed for a few months, as the page dedicated to their history published in the Encyclopedia of Women recalls
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Webinar celebrated at the Museum of Peace - MAMT the twenty-fifth anniversary of the "UNITED STATES OF EUROPE" program, launched by the Mediterranean Foundation on November 25, 1995. When it was born thirty years ago, in 1990, the Mediterranean Foundation launched the first idea of ​​the Manifesto on "THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE". After 5 years, on 24 and 25 November 1995, he organized the international conference "THE MEDITERRANEAN AND EUROPE" in Naples with the Appeal for Europe and the Mediterranean presented to the Euro-Mediterranean Foreign Ministers who met for the first time in Barcelona.
The conference was held under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and with the patronage of the UN was conceived, organized and directed by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo. Collaborated: the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies; UNESCO; UNICEF; the Embassies of Albania, Bosnia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Morocco and Spain; the Consulates of France and Germany; the Campania Region; the WWF; Greenpeace Mediterranean; the Carabinieri Ecological Operational Unit; the Turin Book Fair; the Faculty of Art and Science of Rome; the Municipalities of Bari, Genoa, Imperia, Turin, Trieste, Sarajevo and Naples; the Orient Occident Foundation; the Italian Association of Environmental Pathology and Ecology; the University of Naples "Federico II"; the Department of Eastern European Studies of the Oriental University Institute of Naples; the University of Palermo; the La Sorbonne University of Paris; the Institute of the Arab World of Paris; the Department of Studies of Naples; the Committee of Information and Initiatives for Peace of Rome.
President Capasso underlines the relevance of the Appeal because even today, in this difficult moment due to the pandemic, the need for the UNITED STATES OF EUROPE is felt, especially in strategic areas: foreign policy, common defense, health protection. , the economy, transport, etc. “Among the dearest memories - concludes the president Capasso - the certificates of esteem of dear friends, such as the great journalist Igor Man, the writer Claudio Magris and others
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La Fondazione Mediterraneo - with webinar, skype and videoconferencing links - wanted to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Irpinia earthquake which left an indelible mark on the development of Southern Italy and, in particular, of the internal areas.
The Museum of Peace - MAMT made available videos, documentaries and testimonies that accompanied the key moments of the event.
President Michele Capasso duly recalled that day and the tragedy he saw with his own eyes in the following days, when he visited the completely destroyed villages accompanied by fellow architects from the area. And then the solidarity actions, the hospitality in San Sebastiano al Vesuvio of the inhabitants of Conza della Campania and other countries, with a bond that lasts indissoluble over time.
"In this moment of great planetary emergency - said President Capasso - I remember two lessons in similar tragedies: the eruption of Vesuvius in 1944 and the earthquake in Irpinia in 1980. The keystone of the rebirth was not politics, even then steeped in sloppiness, inefficiency and often corruption, but the redemption of people forced to UNITE to ACT TOGETHER: “ALL UNITED WE WILL SING”, my grandfather and father said to the inhabitants of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio entirely destroyed by the lava of 1944; "PRESIDENT PERTINI, GIVE US A MESSAGE OF HOPE TO ACT ALL TOGETHER WITH GENROUS IN SOLIDARITY", said the inhabitants of the Irpinia towns - while they mourned their dead - to our beloved President of the Republic.
Here is the keystone: in tragedies we must take advantage of a feeling of unity and rare generosity in solidarity which on other occasions does not exist and which constitutes the turning point for reconstruction. The other element is SPEED: "FATEPRESTO" was the title of "IL MATTINO" the day after the earthquake. "DO IT HAPPY AND WELL" is the appeal I make to today's politicians, eliminating all divisions and particular interests and winning, for once, competence, passion and honesty. On this we will be judged !.

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After a few months of work - despite the blocks due to “covid 19 - the Fondazione Mediterraneo has completed the portal“ LA CAMPANIA DELLE EMOZIONI ”. Nine videos from 2 to 100 minutes that tell, with 4K high definition images, the beauties of Campania. President Capasso thanked Rosanna Rinaldi, the volunteers and the members of the Scientific Committee who made possible what many call a masterpiece.
Precisely today when Campania is represented at the lowest levels, being able to tell it through the unique beauties of 16 UNESCO heritage attractions is an important fact. The initiative was supported with a co-financing of € 10,000.00 from the UOD 1 "Libraries and Museums" of the Campania Region.

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On the last day before the closing of the museums - scheduled by the DCPM for tomorrow - and in full compliance with Covid 19 rules, museum visitors paid tribute to Gigi Proietti on the day of his funeral.
In the 107 video walls of the Museum, videos, images and testimonies on the great Roman artist were projected. Many people flocked to the windows overlooking Piazza Municipio where the video walls from November 2 had the image of Gigi Proietti with the words "thank you Gigi".
More than 150 people, distributed over the various floors, then attended the live funeral in the whole articulation (Campidoglio, Villa Borghese, Piazza del Popolo). "Great emotion and appreciation for an artist of great humanity" said President
Capasso.

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