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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.

Visit to Gori Collection

Visit to Gori Collection 

On Friday 28 September Monash Fine Arts and Architecture students, accompanied by their teachers and Prato Centre staff, visited the marvellous Gori Collection of Contemporary Art at Fattoria di Celle (Celle farm) in Pistoia, just a few kilometres from Prato.
The collection - born in the early 1980s out of Mr Giuliano Gori’s passion for art - includes site-specific works of international artists who have been invited to create installations that respond to the park and farmland landscapes of the property.

The international textile and fashion industries: Challenges and opportunities, 24-25 October 2012

Organised by the Prato Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Monash University Prato Centre, this international conference brings together researchers and entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the future of the international textile and fashion industries.

For further information and the full bilingual program please see our Local Engagement webpage.