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Conversation Exchange @ Lazzerini


Conversation Exchange - Scambi di conversazione has expanded its horizons in 2013 to include a monthly appointment in the Prato Municipal Library A. Lazzerini.

Conversation Exchange is held every Tuesday evening at the Monash Centre and is aimed giving Monash students the opportunity to practice their Italian language skills while learning something about local culture. Following the success of this initiative in 2012 the Monash Prato Centre has decided to widen the reach of this project by introducing a monthly appointment at the local library.

Call for papers open – Chinese in Prato Symposia, 29-30 Oct 2013

The Monash University Prato Centre and the PIN Polo Universitario ‘Città di Prato’ – University of Florence 

in collaboration with the Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, and the Business School, Wenzhou University 

are pleased to announce the

Greening up our act

Why not opt for a greener mode of transportation when visiting the sites of Prato and beyond by hiring a Monash bicycle!  Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, you can get fit at the same time.  New and pre-loved bikes are available for loan by students and visiting academics. 

The Centre would like to acknowledge the generous contribution of the Faculty of Arts which kindly donated four brand new bikes to the Centre.

Conversation Exchange will be back in January 2013

After the great success of last season Conversation Exchange-Scambi di Conversazione will be back on January 2013.

Our weekly English-Italian Conversation Exchange is an easy and fun way to improve your Italian and to learn about new cultures. How does it work?

Every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm students can meet Italians and chat together at the Monash Prato Centre, via Pugliesi 26.

Light refreshments are provided.

The international textile and fashion industries

In late October, the Monash University Prato Centre and the Prato Chamber of Commerce jointly organised the conference ‘The international textile and fashion industries: Challenges and opportunities’. Special guests included Ms Carla Zampatti AC, Australian fashion designer and patron of the Monash Prato Centre, Prof. Chris Carr, Professor of Textile Technology at the University of Manchester, and Mr David Ritchie AO, the Australian Ambassador to Italy.