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An Inspirational Internship

Aboriginal Art at ITIS Buzzi
Teaching Aboriginal Art at ITIS Buzzi

In October, Monash Bachelor of Arts and Secondary Education student, Stephanie Mouradian, undertook a four-week internship at a local secondary school in Prato, the ITIS Tullio Buzzi. Stephanie was welcomed as an English Language and Art Teaching Assistant, teaching five classes each week alongside professional teaching staff.

Stephanie said of her experience:

The 16TH CIRN (Community Informatics Research Network) Conference was held at the Monash University Prato Centre from 24-26 October


Community Informatics is primarily concerned with improving the well-being of people and their communities through more effective use of ICTs, and this year’s theme, “Research, Practice and Creative Endeavour that Aim to Shape and Influence Policy and Practice”, was designed to explore ways in which research in many countries currently being undertaken could achieve greater impact in the field.


Fine Art and Design students display their final projects in a joint exhibition

Thursday 18 October don't miss the joint exhibition Unpacking Hysteria and Chi va piano va lontano.

Fine Art and Design students from Monash Faculty of Art Design and Architecure display their final works developed during the study period in Prato.

Unpacking Hysteria
After two months of a contemporary version of the grand tour, the Fine Art in Prato students present works that integrate the excitement and sometimes overwhelming experience of being-in-a-place.

In Prato in Melbourne

In Prato is a new exhibition at MADA Gallery in Melbourne: In Prato, curated by Chelsea Hopper.

The exhibition In Prato presents works made by five practitioners who have all undertaken a three-month Visual Residency Program at the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy from 2013 to 2017: David Rosetzky, Pat Foster & Jen Berean, Laresa Kosloff and Stuart Ringholt. In Prato showcases the practitioner’s experiences and modes of exchange through video, performance, collage and mixed media. The exhibition will be open until 27 October, from Tuesday to Friday (10am-5pm) and Saturdays (12pm-5pm).


Apply now for 2019 The Woolmark Company Prato Study Scholarships

Photograph of old chimneys and city walls of Prato. Photograph by Simon Griffiths, © Monash University.
There are two $5,000 scholarships available each year 2018-2020.

Applications are now open for The Woolmark Company Prato Study Scholarships for study in Prato in 2019. The scholarships are designed to support students to undertake an academic program at the Monash Prato Centre. The scholarship package includes a unique opportunity to tour Woolmark allied creative industries especially the textile industry in Milan.

Over 100 people at Prato alumni event

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Over 100 alumni, staff and friends gathered for the Monash Prato Alumni Lavazza Italian Film Festival Event on Friday 14 September 2018.

We were delighted to spend time with Monash Prato Alumni at our exclusive event at Palace Cinema Como during the Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Prato alumni, staff and friends caught up over an aperitivo prior to the screening of the romantic-comedy Metti la nonna in freezer (Put nonna in the freezer).

24 September kicks off the 2018 edition of Arts Semester in Prato

A special welcome to the new cohort of Monash students arriving today for the start of the second edition of the Arts Semester in Prato

The Semester in Prato (SIP) program allows Arts students the opportunity to study at the Prato Centre for up to three months, with the chance to choose from a wide variety of different units taught from September to December 2018.

Some of the exciting programs on offer to our students include units in Italian language and culture, Human rights, Cinema, History and Politics, among others. A full description of these units can be found on the Arts Semester in Prato website. 

Corteggio Storico - Saturday 8 September

Corteggio Storico 2018 Prato
Don’t miss Prato’s famous historical pageant!

Prato’s eagerly anticipated historic parade takes place every year on 8 September and dates back to the 13th century. Spectators can follow the annual parade of people dressed in historical costume through the old streets of Prato and witness one of the biggest events on the Prato calendar.