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 ceremony of "Procida Italian Capital of Culture 2022" took place in the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and the civil, religious and military authorities.
On this occasion, the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace broadcast live TG2 news on the large videowalls overlooking Piazza Municipio - extending the audience to tourists and Neapolitans - and showed the film "Procida of the emotions" on 107 screens on the various floors.
President Michele Capasso recalled the role of Procida in the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the presence of the Totem of Peace and all the initiatives planned to enhance the significance of the Neapolitan island within the United States of the World.

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The Piazza Municipio promenade leading from the port towards Palazzo San Giacomo reopens to the city, freed from the building site.
The last part of Piazza Municipio has reopened to the city after more than 20 years. The area was occupied by building sites for the construction of the "Municipio" station on Line 1 of the Naples underground.
The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso, was moved to tears as he watched the simple ceremony from the balcony of his office overlooking the square and, around 13.30, greeted Gaetano Manfredi, Edoardo Cosenza, Antonio De Jesu, Filippo Cavuoto, Ennio Cascetta and others.
"The day after the Foundation moved into Palazzo Pierce, work began on the Metro Municipio," says Capasso, "almost 22 years ago. Every day I photographed the work, documenting its evolution and complexity. I remember the many meetings with my brotherly friend Alvaro Siza and then the many "sufferings" we had to endure, which limited our activities. But it was worth it: a work of high engineering that gives new meaning to the square. We are working at an international level so that it can take on the role of the Peace Square".
Together with the Museum's director Pia Molinari, Senator Giuseppe Lumia and other members of the International Executive Committee, Capasso goes over the key stages of the work and reports on interviews and meetings with Alvaro Siza.
Mayor Manfredi says: "We will animate this part of the square with a series of cultural initiatives and exhibition activities. Piazza Municipio is one of the most important places in the city, not only from a symbolic point of view, but also because it is one of the most significant transport nodes. With the opening of Line 6, it will become a fundamental junction. Then there will be the connection with which we are approaching the maritime station, and this is another element of connection that brings Naples closer to the sea".
Councillor Cosenza concludes: "The pedestrian area has finally reopened. There are those who have never seen this square without construction sites, as more than 20 years have passed. You can see a square from above and everyone asks: 'Why did it take 20 years to do this?', but in reality there is endless engineering underneath. There are two metro lines, there is the archaeological trail, so let's give credit where credit is due."

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The International Executive Committee of the "United States of the World" (SUM) has designated the city of Odessa as the Capital of the "Greater Mediterranean": the geopolitical macro-area of SUM that includes the countries bordering the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Gulf.
The mayor of Odessa thanked for the high recognition by sending an official document of adhesion.
President Michele Capasso recalled the solidarity initiatives for Odessa coordinated by Senator Giuseppe Lumia - head of the SUM Commission for Justice and Human Rights - ensuring the Foundation's intervention at UNESCO for the inclusion of the city's historic centre in the World Heritage List.
Special thanks to the Ambassador for Italy in Odessa, Attilio Malliani.

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President Michele Capasso and the director of the Peace Museum Pia Molinari visited the Liverino Coral Museum.
They were welcomed by Enzo and Andrea Liverino and examined possible collaborations.
On this occasion, the fraternal friendship between President Michele Capasso and Basilio Liverino was recalled, as well as the creation of the Coral Museum, lovingly supervised by architect Michele Capasso.
An important event was the visit to the Museum by Mrs Mubarak in 2003, accompanied by several Ministers of Culture from Mediterranean countries.

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Here are the events of the week 04-10 April 2022.

  • 4th floor - VESUVIO ROOM - Monday 04 April 2022 h. 10-18
    CONNECTIONS WITH THE CITY OF ODESSA FOR HUMANITARIAN AID
  • 2nd Floor - SYRIA ROOM - Monday 04th April 2022 h.15 -20th
    MEETING OF THE FOUNDATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • Ground floor - LIBRARY PEACE - Monday 04 April 2022 h. 10-18
    WELCOMING PARTICIPANTS OF THE "PEACE IN UKRAINE" CARAVAN
  • 5th floor - PALESTINE ROOM - Tuesday 05 April 2022 h. 10
    LINK WITH MARRAKECH FOR THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BRANCH OFFICE ON CRAFTS AND FISHING
  • 5th Floor - PALESTINE ROOM - Wednesday 06 April 2022 h. 09-18
    UNINETTUNO UNIVERSITY EXAM SESSIONS
  • 4th Floor - VESUVIO ROOM - Thursday 07 April 2022 h. 10-16
    EUROMEDCITY EVENT: PEACE IS ACTION
  • 4th Floor - VESUVIUS HALL - Friday 8th April 2022 h. 10-16
    EUROMEDCITY EVENT: PEACE IS ACTION
  • 5th Floor - PALESTINE ROOM - Saturday 09th April 2022 h. 10-18
    LINKS WITH ODESSA AND OTHER UKRAINIAN CITIES
  • 5th Floor - DON BOSCO CHAPEL - Sunday 10th April 2022 h. 11
    HOLY MASS AND MOMENTS OF PRAYER FOR UKRAINE

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