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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).

“It is always inspiring to meet Monash Prato Alumni and to find out where their Prato study experience has taken them since graduating from Monash,” said Cecilia Hewlett, Director of the Monash University Prato Centre. Alumni who had studied in Prato as far back as 2003 and as recently as 2017 took the opportunity to reunite with their fellow Prato alumni at our annual event.

Prato alumni also had the opportunity to find out what is new at the Monash Prato Centre including the Monash Science unit ‘From Galileo to GPS: How astronomy shapes our lives’ and the Monash Alumni and Friends Prato Tour both running for the first time in 2018.

One lucky guest received a copy of The Italian Garden: Restoring a Renaissance Garden in Tuscany as a door prize. The book tells the story of the creation of the Palazzo Vaj Garden at the Monash Prato Centre and was published by Thames & Hudson in April 2018.

We are already looking forward to next year’s event! To receive an invitation, Monash Prato Alumni should make sure that they keep their contact details up-to-date via the Monash website.