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Message from the Prato Director

Welcome to the first issue of this Monash Prato Alumni e-newsletter. It is hard to believe that the Monash Prato Centre is in its 13th year of operation!

Read more from Dr Cecilia Hewlett

 
Image of street parade Monash Prato alumni function 2014

Catch up with your ex-Prato peers in Melbourne in April. There’ll be drinks and nibbles and the exclusive Australian premiere of a new documentary about Prato. Find out more

Ms Carla Zampatti AC New Renaissance garden at Palazzo Vai

Thanks to the support of Prato patron and leading Australian fashion designer Ms Carla Zampatti AC, we have commenced planning and design works to restore the garden at the back of the Monash Prato Centre. Read the full story

Shop window of local produce Win a trip to Prato!

Did you take an Arts unit in Prato? If so, you have the chance to go back! Simply create a tagline for Arts in Prato. Check the competition details online.

Executive Leadership Program Executive Leadership Pilot Program 2014

Intended for emerging and senior leaders, these new short programs at the Monash Prato Centre can be tailored to groups’ needs with packages covering tuition, accommodation, and cultural tours in Tuscany. Find out more

Research fellowships Research fellowships at Monash Prato

Are you pursuing a career in research? Do you want to do some research in Europe? Visit our website to find out more about the fellowship opportunities in and near Prato.

Image of a building interior Support our internship program

Monash students can now gain international work experience by doing an internship in Prato. We are looking for alumni to sponsor an internship or whose current place of employment has a presence or link in Europe which could host an intern. Read more

Image of a blackboard Faculty of Education students come to Prato!

For three intense weeks in January, 12 Monash Faculty of Education students tested their pedagogical knowledge by undertaking a practicum in schools in Prato. Read their story

Image of four people A song for Prato

You each have unique memories of Prato. Listen to Melbourne band Finding Isla’s song ‘Prato’. Watch a video of Rachel Carmen talking about her Arts study experience. Read what Nadali Dayananda had to say about the Management Ethics and Corporate Governance course. Go to our Testimonials webpage.

Bill Kent How can you support the Monash Prato Centre?

• Share your Prato experience with others!
• Consider the Prato Centre for your next conference or event
• Sponsor an internship or student travel scholarship
• Support the Bill Kent Foundation Fund

Prato as a creative city Prato as Creative City?

Can new cultural or creative industries be linked to existing industries in Prato to grow both? With Pratofutura, the Monash Prato Centre is exploring this and other ideas. Watch the video podcast of the project launch.

Prato castle Digging up Prato’s old prison grounds

Do you remember the car park in front of the castle? Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri is undergoing a makeover! During exploratory excavation, workers found Prato's medieval prison (carcere). Something for our Monash Prato archaeology alumni! Photo credit: Filippo Zambon.

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What did you think of our first edition? Send your feedback to Narelle McAuliffe.