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!

Ezio Redditi, accompanied by his wife Claudia, donated to the Museum of Peace - MAMT a very special crib titled “ Il Presepe a spirale Terra - Cielo”. It is derived from the trunk of a tree and, with a Carthusian work, develops on a spiral on whose top the Nativity is located. An extraordinary commitment, a real masterpiece for visitors to the Museum. Thanks to Ezio and Claudia Redditi!

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In the occasion of Christmas the Fondazione Mediterraneo  pubblish the book of Sister Maria Pia Giudici titled “SANTA MARIA DEL QUOTIDIANO” : watercolors and reflections that Sister Maria Pia has made to remind the humility of the Madonna.

In his texts we reade:

These my humble attempts to evoke you in the colors, I want to dedicate them to SANTA MARIA DEL QUOTIDIANO because it is a title that seems to me to be an important aspect of your being Virgin Mary and Bride. Church, statues, even cathedrals, have been dedicated to you. They called you Santa Maria delle Rose, Santa Maria del Frassino, Madonna dei Bisognosi, Santa Maria della Rupe, Santa Maria delle tre fontane, Santa Maria del Pozzo. This is a rich and meaningful repertoire. Here I want to summon Your greatness, your bright, but not dazzling life. Here is the title: SANTA MARIA DEL QUOTIDIANO. Because you are completely woman, you have lived the woman’s daily life at the time, when the woman did not conferences or university lessons. With this I did not want to allude to a primacy of the "housewife" and I do not wish to return to the times when "Berta filava". I have met gorgeous women with soul transparency and superior intellectual skills in university such as Maria Sticco, I have read with admiration Maria Curie's life, a great research scientist as her husband. Yet, timidly but with affection, I wanted it to be the color in the white blue tones to "sing of You", or Mother, the essence of the feminine: a humble greatness that, in everyday life, reveals itself with full adherence to God, a mystery that was revealed to you by the Archangel on the day of the Annunciation. Yes, in the course of all your days, you have collaborated with your Lord and Son most beloved to the salvation of the world, the world that is not saved by the stunning gestures but by a love that becomes a service especially in the daily life.”

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On December 18, the rights of migrants are celebrated all over the world. At the Museum of Peace - MAMT, a special day devoted to the emotional journey "Migrant Voices" has particularly appealed to young people in schools.

"It was another turbulent year for refugees and migrants. We have seen continuing the devastating effects of armed conflicts on civilian populations, deaths, destruction and forced transfers. We have witnessed the unacceptable loss of thousands of lives in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. And, to add insult to hiori, we have been witness to the growth of populist movements seeking to isolate and expel migrants and refugees and to inculpate them of various evils in society."
So Secretary-General of the United Nations BanKi-Moon in the message spread on the eve of the International Migrant Day, celebrated all over the world on December 18th. There is, however, room for hope, represented by the New York Declaration adopted last September by world leaders. But it is now crucial that "governments honor their commitments and build on these, to handle the large movements of refugees and migrants in a compassionate, people-centered manner that responds to gender needs and rooted in fundamental human rights”.
“Every migrant is a human being with human rights”, recalls number one member of ONU, calling for stronger cooperation between countries of origin, transit and destination.  It is also necessary to "reject intolerance, discrimination and policies led by xenophobic rhetoric and the making of scapegoats migrants.  Those who exploit and try to hurt immigrants must respond”. Forced migrations will not stop if they do not deal with the causes.
The list is very long: "poverty, hunger, armed conflict, natural disasters and environmental degradation, maladministration, persistent inequalities and violations of economic, social, civil, political or cultural rights." The good governance of immigration - according to BanKi-moon - must also "expand safe legal channels of legal migration, including family reunions, job entry at all skill levels, and child and adult learning opportunities as well as depenalizing irregular migration and regularize the status of migrants without documents.
"On this International Migrant Day - concludes the Secretary-General of ONU – I ask on the international community to move forward with the global agreement on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity and dignity for everyone”
The International Migrant Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the adoption of the "International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families" by the United Nations General Assembly (18 December 1990). They prohibit discrimination, inhuman treatment and exploitation and sanction a long series of rights that are independent of the legal status of migrant workers, to which more are added to regular migrants. Up to now, only about fifty countries in the world have been ratified, almost all countries from which migratory flows start, while flocking to the main countries of destination. Italy has not yet ratified it.

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In the first months of 2017, the MUSEUM OF PACE - MAMT (Mediterranean, Art, Architecture, Archeology, Environment, Music, Migration, Traditions, Tourism) will open a section dedicated to the protagonists of Italian history: Sandro Pertini and Antonino Caponnetto.
In the historic building of the former "Grand Hotel de Londres" in Piazza Municipio (where the Museum is located in the heart of Naples, a few steps from the metro station designed by Alvaro Siza and the cruise port) through video, documents and exhibits will be able to enjoy of an emotional journey that tells the experience of Sandro Pertini and Antonino Caponnetto: two examples of lives devoted to democracy, freedom, social justice and the Good common.
To announce that in the presence of the President of the Senate Pietro Grasso, Salvatore Calleri and Michele Capasso - Presidents of the Fondazione Caponnetto and of the Fondazione Mediterraneo - on the occasion of the "22° National Antimafia Summit" held in Bagno a Ripoli (Florence) on 16 December 2016.

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