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 Prefect of Naples H.E. Claudio Palomba - accompanied by the Provincial Commander of the Guardia di Finanza Gen. B. Gabriele Failla and Col. Giuseppe Garofalo - visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and the seat of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and other international institutions (United States of the World, Accademia del Mediterraneo, Maison de la Méditerranée, Maison de la Paix, Euromedcity, Mediterranean Observatory on Organised Crime and Mafias, World Salesian Oratory, Anna Lindh Federation Italy, Maison des Alliances, Casa del Maghreb Arabo).
During the visit, the video of the Foundation's thirtieth anniversary was shown and the institutional process of the main activities for dialogue and peace was retraced.
Prefect Palomba expressed his appreciation for the activities carried out and for the Museum of Peace - MAMT, a world heritage site.

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The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, the Director of the Museum of Peace Pia Molinari and other members of the institution took part in the event "Cities stand with Ukraine", organised by the Municipality of Naples as part of the initiative of Eurocities, an organisation comprising the mayors of the main European cities.
The sun of Naples like that of Odessa, the Ukrainian coastal city where the most famous Neapolitan song in the world was composed: 'O Sole Mio'. Its notes resounded on the sunny Saturday morning in Piazza Municipio, in front of the headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Peace Museum, at the foot of the "Totem for Peace", symbol of the United States of the World.
Many associations wanted to show their solidarity with the Ukrainian people and their longing for peace, including Arci, Anpi and Acli.
The mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, and his councillors did the honours.
After hugging the Ukrainian consul Maksym Kovalenko, present in the square with his wife and two children, Manfredi asked for "clear rules" on reception: "We expect clear indications from the Ministry of the Interior and the Region on the organisational front. Let's think about the issue of the reception of minors. We have a large number of minors arriving, many of whom are unaccompanied. This is followed by the issue of school integration. These are two critical aspects that need to be defined quickly".
Gilda Sportiello and Alessandro Amitrano, MPs, but above all the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Roberto Fico, and the party leader, Giuseppe Conte, were also present in the square. "We must be able to find a way to peace. In these conditions - Fico proposed - everyone has to give up something. I am convinced that an immediate ceasefire is needed and that Moscow must recognise Kiev's independence and constitution. And that Kiev starts to speak about permanent neutrality with respect to NATO.  Then we can address the subsequent issues. But we need to start with the building blocks that lead to peace".
On war, President Capasso recalled the thirty-year commitment of the Fondazione Mediterraneo for peace, the Appeal launched a few weeks ago and signed by thousands of people in the world: "Only the United States of the World will be able to ensure serenity by fighting pandemics and avoiding wars. One problem is the lack of competent Statesmen with a sense of the Common Good".
The event concluded with a tour of the square in front of the Museum of Peace by citizens and institutional and political authorities, unrolling a red banner at least forty metres long, to symbolise "the blood spilt uselessly because of violence, in this case an ignominious war".

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The presentation of the book "Virginia Colombati, maestra di belcanto" by Andrea Zepponi (Marsilio Editore) took place in the "Sala Palestina" of the Museo della Pace MAMT - in full compliance with the anti-Covid 19 rules.
Speakers with the author were Michele Capasso, Giovanni Battista Digon and Elisabetta Lombardi. The musicologist Simone Di Crescenzo sent a message.
Speakers included representatives from the world of music, politics and institutions.
A concert was held in honour of Virginia Colombati with soprano Anna Corvino - accompanied by Maestro Giovanni Battista Digon.
Ciccio Merolla and Valentina Crimaldi Zurzolo performed "Music for Peace".

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