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!

This video has been realized on the eve of the year 2022 to support the island of Procida designated ITALIAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE for 2022 with the motto "CULTURE IS NOT AN ISLAND". The emotional video is part of the heritage of the "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" and of the collection "THE CAMPANIA OF EMOTIONS", recognized as "emotional" heritage of humanity.
Directed by Michele Capasso, it is a story that unfolds through inspirations, mysteries, cinema and peace: themes that have characterised Procida and constituted its distinctive feature.
The video was made with the contribution of the Campania Region (UOD 01 - Promotion and enhancement of Museums and Libraries - E.F. 2021).

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On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of his death, the MAMT - Museum of Peace remembers Raffaele Capasso, Mayor of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio for 35 years and an example of a politician dedicated to the "Common Good".
Appreciation for the work done by Mayor Capasso was expressed by many visitors: among them Emma Bonino, Benedetto Dalla Vedova and many others who stressed the importance of "Politics" with a capital "P".
For this occasion, a special edition of the book "IL VIAGGIO DEL SIGNOR NIENTE" dedicated to Raffaele Capasso was distributed to the candidates for Mayor of Naples.

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On the occasion of the inauguration of the travelling exhibition "PINO DANIELE ALIVE" - in the presence, among others, of the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini - the Fondazione Mediterraneo presented at the Museum of Peace - MAMT the preview of the emotional video "PINO È TERRA MIA".
The video contains, among other things, the main testimonies of visitors, young people and colleagues visiting the "PINO DANIELE ALIVE" section of the Museum of Peace: from Ornella Vanoni to Clementino, from Tullio De Piscopo to Peppe Lanzetta, from Dario Franceschini to Giorgio Verdelli.
This video was made on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, which saw the adhesion of many countries to the project "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" promoted by the Fondazione since 1990 and inspired by GUSTAVO ROL: the protagonists are the young people of all countries together to share knowledge and fight the enemies often created by ourselves (wars, pandemics, social injustice, destruction of creation, climate change, etc.). The Fondazione Mediterraneo is "preserving" the heritage of the United States of the World, which is not only the environment, monuments, archaeology, art, etc. but also - and above all - the legacy of great protagonists that deserves to be handed down as an example to the new generations. For Naples, the Foundation has proposed - among others - Totò, Eduardo, Enrico Caruso, Massimo Troisi and Pino Daniele: and it is precisely on the latter that this film was made, which also includes some of the testimonies of visitors and fellow musicians and singers visiting the section of the Museum of Peace - MAMT dedicated to him.
The title "PINO E' TERRA MIA" is intended to testify to the profound and indissoluble bond between the great musician and Naples: the city of a thousand colours that still requires a strong commitment to becoming once again a great capital capable of "Thinking European" and "Breathing Mediterranean". Directed by Michele Capasso, it is a story that unfolds through testimonies, news reports and archive footage that draw a distinctive portrait of the man and the musician. The video was made with the contribution of the Campania Region (UOD 01 - Promotion and enhancement of Museums and Libraries - E.F. 2021).

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The press conference for the presentation of the travelling exhibition "PINO DANIELE ALIVE" was held in the cloister of Santa Caterina a Porta Capuana.
Among those present were the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, Alessandro Daniele (Pino Daniele trust onlus) and Michele Capasso, president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
Among the journalists present were Giorgio Verdelli, Federico Vacalebre, Gianni Valentino and others.
Alessandro Daniele pointed out at the opening that the permanent exhibition is that of the Museum of Peace - MAMT, reminding the minister that it was precisely the agreement between Pino Daniele and Michele Capasso that made possible a unique and unrepeatable section of the Museum.
"This exhibition is something else, it is above all photography and I thank Guido Arari, Mimmo Jodice and the other photographers who have portrayed my father in various eras - said Alessandro - and it aims to bring Pino's music among young people in order to pass on his emotions and feelings".
Minister Franceschini recalled the value of Pino's music, which has distinguished several generations, hoping that Naples could host a high-level international music festival.
With President Capasso, the Minister recalled visits to the Museum and the importance of the World Heritage Site.
President Capasso told some journalists about the upcoming realization of the emotional video of the Museum entitled "Pino is Terramia", heritage of the United States of the World.
During the presentation Enzo Avitabile and the students of the conservatory of Naples and Milan performed.

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