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Facewall Prato

Facewall Prato logo featuring students from Pin.
Facewall Prato: 100 possible interwoven worlds. A photographic exhibition at the Prato Textile Museum 27.03.15 to 29.09.15.

With foreign citizens accounting for over 15% of its 250,000 residents, Prato is one of the most multiethnic cities in Europe.  Over the years the city has experimented with many initiatives focusing on social inclusion, mutual respect, and sense of belonging, thanks to this blend of cultures, languages and people. The aim of the Facewall project exhibition is to uncover the multiethnic nature of the city of Prato via a series of photographic installations and videos illustrating 100 different stories of how different worlds can come together.


The Monash Law Prato Program begins

A warm welcome to the Class of 2015: Monash Law International Study Program students!

We are pleased to welcome the 2015 group of Law students who will spend the next three months in Prato studying from a selection of 13 units on international and comparative law. Students from Monash in Melbourne Australia will be joined by students and professors from around the globe: the universities of Arizona State (USA), Bar-Ilan (Israel), Florence (Italy), Paris Sud (France), Windsor (Canada), and York (Canada).

Looking for a chance to meet them? Join the weekly Conversation Exchange at the Monash Prato Centre!

1,600 visitors turn out to discover the secrets of Palazzo Vai

A succcess measured in terms of 1600 registered visitors to the extraordinary opening of Palazzo Vai on 20-21 March 2015.

The extraordinary opening of Palazzo Vai on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March 2015 was an overwhelming succcess with 1600 registered visitors over the two days.  Le Giornate FAI di Primavera, a national annual initiative aimed at the preservation of Italy's artistic and cultural heritage, attracted an enthusiastic public many of whom were able to visit for the first time areas of the palazzo not normally open to the public including the deconsecrated church of Saint George, the former gaming rooms and entertaining spaces on the first floor as well as a private corr

Extraordinary opening of Palazzo Vai

On 21-22 March 2015 the Monash Prato Centre will open its doors to the public on the occasion of the "Giornate di Primavera".

Giornate di Primavera is a special annual event organised by FAI, Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano, the National Trust of Italy. It is a non profit-organisation whose purpose is to protect and enhance Italy's natural and artistic heritage.

During this special event, scheduled on the first days of spring (21 and 22 March), historical buildings which are usually closed to the public are open. The Monash Prato Centre has adhered to this initiative by opening the doors of Palazzo Vai, considered one of Prato's most prestigious private buildings.

Pratomusei card launch

A new initiative to enhance the city's cultural offering

The Monash Prato Centre is delighted to host the press conference for the launch of the new Pratomusei card on 19 March.

Possessors of the card will have unlimited access to the four principal museums of the city - the Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, the Textile Museum, Palazzo Pretorio Museum and Musei Diocesani - as well as free use of public buses and discounted rates at selected hotels, restaurants and businesses.

This initiative will be launched at the presence of the mayor of Prato, city councillors and representatives of all the partners involved in the project.

Executive short courses in 2015

The Monash Prato Centre is pleased to offer two executive short courses in 2015.

The Monash University Prato Centre is pleased to offer two executive short courses in 2015.

Doing business in the EU, 20-24 July 2015

This one-week intensive course will provide you with an understanding of the political, economic and social environment in which businesses operate in the European Union.

Facilitator: Dr Paul Kalfadellis, Monash University

Teaching in Prato: a life changing experience

An official welcome to one of the most successful Monash programs in Prato

In January 2015, the Mayor of Prato, Matteo Biffoni, and the Australian Ambassador to Italy, the Honourable Mike Rann, welcomed to the city of Prato the first group of Monash students from the Faculty of Education before they started their school placements.  This special event was held in the Sala Consiliare at the Comune di Prato​, in the presence of more than one hundred local students and teachers​, who were keen to meet ​our students and start working with them.

Second round scholarship applications now open

MADA students at the Biblioteca Lazzini in Prato.
The Italian Services Institute is offering up to 10 scholarships valued at $4000 each for eligible Monash students who plan to study in Italy in 2015.
Eligible Monash students are now able to apply through second round offers for a travel bursary to study at the Monash Prato Centre, Italy, in 2015, thanks to a donation by the Italian Services Institute.

5th European Music Tour, Mon 19 Jan, 7pm

Students from Westbourne Grammar School from Melbourne, Australia will be performing in concert Monday, 19 January at 7pm.


Monash University Prato Centre

Palazzo Vai, Via Pugliesi 26 - Prato

Salone Grollo
Free entry

Monash University Prato Centre is delighted to host a performance by students from Westbourne Grammar School, Melbourne, Australia.