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Oscar-winning costumes on display at Prato's Textile Museum

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A new exhibition featuring costumes worn in the film Marie Antoinette is now open at the Textile Museum

Any new visitor to Prato must include the Textile Museum in their site-seeing to do list and now there's a further incentive.  Over twenty spectacular costumes 'fit for a queen' are the subject of the museum's latest temporary exhibition Marie Antoinette: The Oscar-winning costumes of a Queen, which runs from 11 February to 27 May 2018.  Director Sophia Coppola won an Oscar for the film in 2007, while world-renowned costume designer Milena Canonero, was the creator of these extraordinary garments made in Italy at a specialised cinematographic and theatrical production wor

Live streaming of public conference: Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy

Unknown Umbrian Painter, St. Francis of Assisi and Three Franciscan Friars Caring for Lepers, 1474. Illustration from Giacomo Oddi, Lo Specchio dell’Ordine Minore (known as La Franceschina), Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, ms. 1238, fol. 223r. (detail)
The Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to a public conference

Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy 
Monash Prato Centre, Thursday-Friday 14-15 December, 9:45am

Tackling sustainability across the globe

One of the biggest challenges of our times is to develop businesses and economies that are resilient and adaptable to profound environmental change.

As the Australia/ Pacific regional hub of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Monash University is committed to mobilising global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development.

The Monash Business and Sustainability Network aims to create links between researchers across the world in order to tackle the major issues facing the world today from a truly global and multidisciplinary perspective.

Centre Closure

Centre closure over the festive season

The Monash Prato Centre will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive.

The Monash Prato Centre staff wishes you all a very merry festive season and a Happy New Year!

Buone feste a tutti!