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International Conference – Encountering Australia: Transcultural Conversations

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Monash University’s Faculty of Arts is delighted to be hosting the 2014 international conference of the European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA) at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy.

24 - 26 September 2014

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Kim Scott, Prof. Franca Cavagnoli and Dr Romaine Moreton.

Sneak peek at Prato Campus Week 2014

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After the successful first edition of Prato Campus Week last year, the city’s three university campuses are preparing to launch Prato Campus Week 2014.
After the successful first edition of Prato Campus Week last year, the city’s three university campuses - Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), the University of Florence (Italy) and the University of New Haven (Connecticut, USA) - are preparing to launch Prato Campus Week 2014.
 
Activities will take place 6-10 May in Prato including Open Day on 6 May when the Monash University Prato Centre will be open to the public.
 

Carla Zampatti builds Renaissance garden at Palazzo Vaj

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Thanks to the support of Ms Carla Zampatti AC, leading Australian fashion designer, we have been able to begin planning and design works for the restoration of the garden area of Palazzo Vaj.
We are extremely pleased to announce that, thanks to the support of Ms Carla Zampatti AC, leading Australian fashion designer, business person, and a patron of the Monash University Prato Centre, we have been able to begin planning and design works for the restoration of the garden area of Palazzo Vaj at the back of the Monash Prato Centre.

 

2014 Visual Resident: Pat Foster & Jen Berean

We are delighted to announce that Mr Pat Foster and Mrs Jen Berean have accepted an invitation to be the Monash University Prato Centre Visual Resident for 2014.

Pat Foster and Jen Berean have been working collaboratively since 2001. Employing a diverse and lateral array of media and processes, their work unpicks the hidden systems that make up the sites and infrastructure that surrounds us. Within such thinking, contemporary architecture is deconstructed to such a degree that it is not solely concerned with the making of functional and utilizable space, but crucially, the determination of how, and by whom such space is used by, and for what purpose.

Conversation Exchange is back!

Participating is easy and free: send an email to conversation@monash.it to confirm your participation.

After the Christmas break the weekly appointment that gives you the opportunity to improve your Italian conversation skills, cultural and local knowledge is now back: every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm students can meet Italians and enjoy informal conversation at the Monash Prato Centre.

Participating is easy and free: send an email to conversation@monash.it to confirm your participation.

Light refreshments are provided.

Next conversation: Tuesday 7 January at 6pm

Monash University Jazz Festival, Music Off: final concert

Students from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music - Monash University - will be the stars of the closing event of the jazz festival “Music Off”.

After three weeks of intensive study, workshops, and concerts with internationally renowned artists, students will be performing in their final concert on Wednesday 11 December in Salone Grollo, Monash University Prato Centre at 7pm.
This will be a unique opportunity to enjoy and appreciate what these Australian students have accomplished during their intensive study period in Prato.
Free entrance

Monash Prato Centre closure during festive season

The Centre will be closed to the public from 1pm on Friday 20 December 2013 to Wednesday 1st January 2014 inclusive.

The Centre will reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2014.

For urgent enquiries only during the closure period please email info@monash.it.

From all the team we wish you season's greetings and we look forward to seeing you in 2014!

 

Monash University Jazz Festival: the world’s best jazz in Prato

The Monash University Jazz Festival is a collaborative project organised by the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, G. Verdi Music School and Teatro Politeama Pratese. Students from Monash University and internationally-renowned artists such as Paolo Angeli, Ares Tavolazzi, Paul McCandless, Mirko Guerrini, John Taylor and Rob Burke will put on an amazing six day music festival at the Ridotto of the Politeama.

On 11 December Monash students and teaching staff will perform at the Monash University Prato Centre, in the Salone Grollo.

New courses at Monash Prato Centre

Three courses will be starting soon at the Monash Prato Centre. Beginning on 18 November with ‘Dante’s Medieval World’ which enables students of the Faculty of Arts to study and see with their own eyes the historical reality in which Dante wrote his masterpiece.

On 25 November ‘EU Studies’ commences, a course which engages with issues relative to the European Union, as well as ‘Jazz Studies in Prato’, the by now well-established music program which again this year will involve renowned Italian and international jazz musicians.

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