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 "World Pizza Day" took place at the Museum in full compliance with Covid 19 regulations.
In the Museum's pizzeria, old recipes using sourdough were re-prepared, while on the large video walls on the five floors it was possible to enjoy the complete edition of the emotional video "THE BREAD AND THE ART OF THE PIZZAIUOLO".

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This morning a large number of visitors - in strict compliance with the Covid 19 rules - and young students, especially from primary and secondary schools, connected on the multimedia platforms and social channels of the Museum of Peace - MAMT to celebrate the "225th anniversary of the birth of the tricolour flag".
Videos, images and documents - since the first presentation of the tricolour in Genoa in 1789 - involved everyone.
Many connections, in particular with the city of Reggio Emilia for the main celebrations in that city.

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Visitors - in accordance with Covid 19 rules - and a great influx of links and contacts on the multimedia platform of the Museum Of Peace - MAMT for the ninetieth anniversary of Umberto Eco's birth. It is no exaggeration to call him one of the greatest and most influential Italian intellectuals of the 20th century. On 5 January 2022, Umberto Eco would have been ninety years old.
"He sadly left six years ago, on 19 February 2016, leaving a devastating void in the Italian intellectual world. Because Eco was the magician of witty analysis, of constructive and sometimes irreverent commentary, of acute observation on current reality. What we miss most about him today is precisely the clarity of vision that he projected on everything, illuminating it with a new light," said Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, who was moved to conclude his personal remembrance:
"What would Umberto Eco say about the current situation? How many rivers of words would he say about the pandemic, about the discussions that are currently inflaming public opinion? The silence that follows these questions is deafening, because most of all the reference - the lucid wisdom - that Umberto embodied through his impartial interpretation is missing. And it is precisely from the weight of this question and, above all, from the absence of his answer that we can determine how unbridgeable Eco's loss is for the current cultural world. Today we can trace his opinion through his writings, recompose it through a careful analysis of the words he spoke. We can make our own Umberto Eco's clear-sightedness, his ability to look at the world through the lens of culture; but it is certainly not the same thing'.
And President Capasso recalled Umberto Eco's immediate adhesion in 1997 to the Foundation's International Scientific Committee and his support to the Rector of the University of Bologna for the creation of the "Almamed" Network: an autonomous section of the Fondazione Mediterraneo that still brings together the main Mediterranean universities to spread values and knowledge to the new generations.
The Museum's large videowalls contain images, hyperlinks and the main texts written by Umberto Eco.

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The 42nd anniversary of Piersanti Mattarella's death was celebrated in the presence - in compliance with the anti-Covid 19 rules - and on the multimedia platforms of the Peace Museum.
On this occasion pages from Giovanni Grasso's book "Piersanti Mattarella. Da solo contro la mafia" and images from the programme that RAI dedicated to all its networks and newspapers.
High schools were given a description of the crime, with the subsequent investigations and the history of the trial. Above all, they were shown the human and political figure of Piersanti Mattarella through images from the Teche Rai, interviews with him and unpublished photographs.

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Ten thousand streaming visitors and more than 100 in attendance - in full compliance with the anti-Covid 19 rules - between yesterday and today only on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of Pino Daniele's death: moved by the videos of the section dedicated to the great late musician.
Holland, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Denmark, Ireland, Moldova, Philippines, East Timor, Burma, Portugal, Russia, China, Japan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt: some of the countries of origin of the more than 50,000 visitors to the Museum of Peace - MAMT streamed on the Museum's platforms during Christmas 2021 and, among them, many in attendance in compliance with the current anti-Covid 19 rules.

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