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New Arts semester program in Prato kicks off

A big welcome to the new cohort of Monash students who arrived yesterday, 25 September, for the first edition of the Arts Semester in Prato.

This program allows Arts students for the first time to study at the Prato Centre for up to three months, choosing among the various units offered in three different blocks. The programs offers units in Italian language, Human rights, Cinema, History and Sociology, among others. For a full description of the units offered please visit the Arts Semester in Prato website.



Climate change, China on the bill at international business sustainability conference


World-leading researchers in business and economic sustainability recently gathered at the Monash University Prato Centre to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing industry, including climate change, trade, financial regulation, supply chains and role of China in sustainable growth.

More than 40 international researchers from Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, India, the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany attended the invitation-only 5th annual Monash Business and Sustainability Network Workshop on Sustainable Development.

Settembre Pratese Festival

Image of Fluro Run in Piazza Duomo
During the month of September, Prato will host a series of exciting concerts and events taking place in the city's main squares and surrounding sites of interest.

London artist Benjamin Clementine in concert in Piazza Duomo, electronic beats featuring in the Emperor's Castle, historic football, and a city run colour themed 'fluro' are just some of the exciting events that will be taking place this September in Prato.

Many events are free while concert tickets can be purchased in advance.  See the festival website or speak to a Monash Prato member of staff for further details.

Welcome to Stuart Ringholt, Visual Resident 2017

We are delighted to welcome Stuart Ringholt who will spend three months in Prato as the 2017 Monash University Prato Centre Visual Resident.

Stuart Ringholt will be developing a project inspired by the many famous clock towers that can be found in Tuscany. These new works will build on other horological pieces he has created, including his 2014 work Untitled (Clock), now in the collection of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. 

Warp / Weft: Exhibition Opening

​Image: Students at The Seven Heavenly Palaces by Anselm Kiefer at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. ​
Wednesday 12 July, 6.30pm - Ground Floor of Monash Prato Centre

Warp / Weft is an exhibition produced and curated by Monash Architecture Art & Design (MADA) students, exploring the negotiation of cultural, disciplinary and creative difference. Architecture and Masters of Design students will be presenting work produced during a three-week intensive study program that uses Prato’s rich history of textile production as well as contemporary multi-cultural identity as a foundation for exploring interdisciplinary approaches to collaboration and exchange.

Prato welcomes new cohort of Monash students!

Almost 80 students from different Monash faculties started their study programs at the Monash Prato Centre on 26th June: we are thrilled to have such a varied and lively cohort on our premises.

At the orientation session we were pleased to welcome students coming from the Faculties of Information Technology, Business and Economics, Architecture and Arts. They will no doubt enrich their knowledge in their respective fields of study through  exposure to cultural elements that only Italy and Tuscany in particular can provide.