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 MAMT museum begins the works of re-qualification and multimedia transformation which are co-financed by POR 2007 -2013 (Plan for Regional Development, task number 1.9.Cultural Heritage). The work will be terminated by 30.11.2015 and since the 01 December 2015 will be possible to enjoy of a unique museum.

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On 2 July 2015, during a meeting held between prof. Foad Aodi, the President of the Association of Doctors of Foreign Origin (AMSI), of Arab World in Italy (CO-MAI) and of the group “Uniti per unire”, S.E. Nassif Youssef Hitti, Ambassador of Arab League in Italy, along with his vice Zouheir Zouairi, the Prof. Michele Capasso, President of Fondazione Mediterraneo and RIDE –Italian Network for Euro-Mediterranean dialogue, Pia Molinari person in charge of MAMT museum and the Minister Enrico Granara, Coordinator of Multilateral Activities for the Mediterranean and Middle East at Foreign Affairs Ministry, was decided to establish a cooperation between Arab League Countries and MAMT, already running thanks to a protocol signed by the Foundation and ALECSO. Thanks to this protocol, the work carried out in these years becomes stronger.

In the aftermath of the adherence of Amsi, Co-mai and “Uniti per Unire” to RIDE, the Ambassador Nassif Youssef Hitti, the Prof. Foad Aodi and the Prof. Michele Capasso, expressed how much public health, culture, art and sport are the crucial issues over we have to work on as “those universal languages which bond and not divide”, as declared by the Prof. Aodi, in the belief of increase in this way the development of spontaneous and inclusive social associations. The RIDE, established in 2013 in order to gather the Italian organisms working for Euro Mediterranean dialogue through the Foundation Anna Lindh (with Headquarters in Alessandria, is connected to Amsi, Co-mai and “Uniti per Unire” in the research of new spaces and new life to the dialogue activities and meeting between all the Civil Society Organizations working in the Mediterranean area. The RIDE is supported by Fondazione Mediterraneo (FM), established in Naples by the Arch. Capasso, as supporter of the first forum of Civil Society of Mediterranean. The most important witness of this twenty years is represented by the MAMT – Mediterranean Museum of Art, Music and Tradition. The MAMT, which took place in the FM, in the heart of the city , it is today the most important step of collaboration among the above mentioned associations and the Arab League. Inside this museum, different cultures met up in an harmonious way, in the respect of different Mediterranean traditions, in the research of differences. For this reason the MAMT has been recognized as “museum of differences” by the UNESCO director Irina Bokova. “We transfer in the MAMT a collection of emotions, sensations and traditions, which has different origin, keeping track of the a changing humanity. We keep on with this challenge thanks to the support of AMSI, CO-MAI, “Uniti per Unire”, which we welcome as RIDE new members. We hope in the support of the Ambassador of the Arab League in Italy in a short period, in order to strengthen our partnership with ALECSO – Teaching, Cultural and Scientific of Arab League, with which we signed a protocol. “The MAMT becomes in this way day by day richer, thanks to the countries which join to” this were the words pronounced by Prof. Michele Capasso.

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The MAMT museum, which is dedicated to the Mediterranean cultural heritage, will host EMUNI– Euromediterranean University centre, which gathers under its sphere 120 universities of Euromed countries. This is the agreement signed by the president Michele Capasso and EMUNI prof. Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry during their meeting held on 29 June in Naples, when he visited MAMT museum and really appreciated the initiative.

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Antiques, carpets, masterpieces of the handicraft of Moroccan cities, traditional dresses, ceramic and terracotta  which collected by Said and Zora Margoul will enrich the collection of MAMT museum with finds collected by Said and Zara Margoul - antiquarians of Marrakech - during all their life and that now they share with the visitors of MAMT museum.

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The president of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso showed to the “Ambassadors of Rebirth” the headquarters of MAMT and in particular the Hall dedicated to Don Peppe Diana.
“The MAMT is a place, an emotional heritage of humanity” affirmed the mayor of Casal di Principe Renato Franco Natale.
The guys “Ambassadors of the rebirth” commemorated Don Peppe Diana

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