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Numismatic Museum of Athens

The Numismatic Museum in Athens is one of the most important museums of Greece and houses one of the greatest collections of coins and modern, in the world. The museum itself is housed in the mansion of the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, formally known as Iliou Melathron; the first tries of coin collecting by the state began shortly after the independence of Greece in Aegina. The collection was enriched after excavations and donations; the museum was founded in 1838, around the same era with the National Archaeological Museum but it was not until many years after and several decrees that became an independent organization. The collection was a part of the National Library of Greece and was housed at the main building of the University of Athens and at the building of the Academy of Athens where the collection was first exhibited. In 1946, the collection was moved at the National Archaeological Museum; the organization of the museum became twice independent, in 1893 and 1965. The Iliou Melathron was granted in order to house the collection in 1984 and after a major renovation it opened in 1998.

The Numismatic Museum is housed at the Iliou Melathron, a three-storey building on Panepistimiou Street. It was built between 1878-1880 for Heinrich Schliemann and the architect was the famous Ernst Ziller. At the time of its completion, it was considered to be the most magnificent private residence of Athens, its design was inspired by the Renaissance Revival movement as well as Neoclassicism, while the interior is influenced by the architecture of Pompeii. As a result, the rooms are decorated with mosaics and murals depicting either themes from the Trojan War or Greek mottos. In 1927, the widow of Heinrich Schliemann, sold the building to the Greek State and it was subsequently used as the seat of the Council of State and the Court of Cassation; the use of the building as a courthouse caused much damage. After the building was chosen to house the Numismatic Museum, it underwent a major renovation under which the floor mosaics and the murals were restored; the numismatic collection was inaugurated in the restored building in 1998 while the whole collection became viewable in 2007.

The collection of the museum contains 600,000 objects coins but medals, standard masses, dies and others, from the 14th century BC until modern times. The collection is arranged in such a way so as to follow the history of coinage; the museum holds a important collection of coins from the 6th century BC until the 5th century CE like those from the Greek Poleis and the Hellenistic and Roman periods. There major Byzantine and Medieval collections from Western Europe, the East and the Ottoman Empire. A large portion of the collection is constituted by coins that were found in hoards while the rest comes from the initial collection of Aegina, recent excavations in mainland Greece and donations; the museum houses a library of 12,000 books specialized in the study of coinage. There is a equipped conservation laboratory; the Numismatic Museum is on 12 Panepistimiou Street near Syntagma Square. It is served by the Syntagma metro station. There is a coffeehouse in the garden. List of museums in Greece List of museums with major numismatic collections Ancient Greek coinage Byzantine coinage Ioannis Svoronos Great Greek Encyclopedia, vol.

XVIII, Athens, 1932 Numismatic Museum official site Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism www.athensinfoguide.com

Norell Oson Bard

Norell Oson Bard, a Swedish songwriting and production trio made up of Tim Norell, Ola Håkansson and Alexander Bard. They have been called Sweden's answer to Stock Aitken Waterman. Norell Oson Bard's production output peaked the years around 1990, creating pop music and disco hits for Swedish artists. Agnetha Fältskog & Ola Håkansson - "Fly Like The Eagle" Agnetha Fältskog & Ola Håkansson - "The Way You Are" Andreas Lundstedt - "Driver dagg faller regn" Andreas Lundstedt - "Hey-Ya Hey-Ya" Andreas Lundstedt - "Jag saknar dig, jag saknar dig" Andreas Lundstedt - "Tears In The Rain" Ankie Bagger - "Bang Bang" Ankie Bagger - "Coming From the Heart" Ankie Bagger - "Every Day Every Hour" Ankie Bagger - "If You're Alone Tonight" Ankie Bagger - "Sandy, Sandy" Ankie Bagger - "The Way I Dream About You" Ankie Bagger - "When I Call Your Name" Ankie Bagger - "Where Is Love?" Ankie Bagger - "Where Were You Last Night" Arvingarna - "Jeannie" Barbados - "Bye Bye Dreamer" Barbados - "California Nights" Barbados - "If I Do" Barbados - "Little Girl" Barbados - "When the Summer is Gone" Boppers - "Gonna Find My Angel" Boppers - "Jeannie's Coming Back" Boppers - "Kissing in the Moonlight" Inger Lise Rypdal - "Innan gryningen är här" Jerry Williams - "It Started With a Love Affair" Jerry Williams - "Who's gonna Follow You Home" Jerry Williams - "When Your Heartache is Over" Jerry Williams - "Lucy Wrote Me a Letter" Jerry Williams - "Goodbye Rolling Stone" Jerry Williams - "When the summer is gone" Kajsa Mellgren - "Angel Eye" Kayo - "So Fine" Lili & Sussie - "Best Years of Our Lives" Lili & Sussie - "Boyfriend" Lili & Sussie - "Can't Let You Go" Lili & Sussie - "Every Step You Take" Lili & Sussie - "Girl With a Broken Heart" Lili & Sussie - "Let's Have a Party" Lili & Sussie - "Love Makes the World Spin Around" Lili & Sussie - "Sending Out a Message" Lili & Sussie - "We Were Only Dancing" Lili & Sussie - "What's the Colour of Love" Pernilla Wahlgren - "Are You Ready" Pernilla Wahlgren - "Give a Little Love" Secret Service - "Bring Heaven Down" Secret Service - "Destiny of Love" Secret Service - "I'm So I'm So I'm So" Secret Service - "The Sound of the Rain" All songs for Secret Service The Sylvesters - "Happy Happy Years For Us All" Tommy Nilsson - "En dag" / "One Day" Tommy Nilsson & Tone Norum - "Allt som jag känner" Tone Norum & Tommy Nilsson - "My Summer With You Troll - "Jimmy Dean" Troll - "Can't You See What I See?"

Troll - "Could it be Magic?" Troll - "Midsummer Night" The Tuesdays - "What is Love" West of Sunset - "Before I Trust My Heart" Zemya Hamilton & Tommy Nilsson - "Time"

Pink Turns Blue

Pink Turns Blue are a post-punk band from Berlin, Germany. Formed in 1985, they were part of the first generation of gothic rock in Germany, released their first LP, If Two Worlds Kiss with a sound reminiscent of new wave with dark undertones and use of synthesizers, went to become part of the developing sub-genre of dark wave; the band was a duo consisting of Thomas Elbern, Mic Jogwer and a drum machine. In 1985, Elbern was part of an NDW-ensemble called Seltsame Zustände but wanted to form a new band in Cologne and was looking for musicians via an ad; the music student Mic Jogwer answered, they had several small appearances around Cologne under the name Pink Turns Blue. Musically they were oriented towards post-punk bands like early The Cure, The Chameleons or The Sound. In early 1986, art student and drummer Marcus Giltjes joined the band; the trio won a'new talent award' from Germany’s biggest radio station WDR which included as a prize a studio session with producer and radio host Volkmar Kramarz.

In June 1987, Mic Jogwer switched from bass to guitar and Ruebi Walter, who joined the band in 1986 as a keyboard player, moved to bass. In August the band were signed by the newly found record label Fun Factory! The band recorded a few new songs and remixed existing material from 1986 for their debut album If Two Worlds Kiss, released in October 1987. From October 1987 to March 1988, the band toured and the song Walking On Both Sides got them TV appearances and was played on the radio, they were invited to tour with the controversial Yugoslavian band Laibach, Jogwer became friends with their soundman Janez Križaj. Križaj invited. To pay for the recordings, the band smuggled Western studio equipment across the border. In August 1988, the single Touch The Skies was released, Pink Turns Blue played their first concerts in England, France and the Netherlands. In October, their second album Meta was released which carried the keyboard heavy The Cure sound to extremes and which sold 2,300 units within 8 weeks.

As second single, Your Master Is Calling, was released which got them TV appearance in Tele 5, was on rotation of many radio stations and is their most popular song to date with more than 2.4 million YouTube views. The third album Eremite was recorded with Janez Križaj in Ljubljana and was finished in August 1989. However, their record label Fun Factory got into financial difficulties and Pink Turns Blue switched to the Rough Trade Records sub-label Our Choice, which released the album in April 1990. "Michelle" was released in October as a single. Early 1990, Ruebi Walter’s younger brother Reinhold joined on keyboards, drummer Marcus Giltjes left the band; the fourth studio album, was recorded between January and February 1991 in Ljubljana by Mic Jogwer and Ruebi Walter as a duo. A drum machine was used; the album was released in August. The band performed. In spring 1991, after finishing the album Aerdt, Mic Jogwer and Ruebi Walter moved to London; the song "Seven Years" from Aerdt was re-recorded in a dance version and released as a single in September.

In early 1992, two more dance oriented singles followed: "Overloaded" and "Star". In May 1992 Pink Turns Blue recorded their fifth album, Sonic Dust, with their new English drummer Louis Pavlou, it was released in August. In December 1992, Pink Turns Blue recorded their sixth album, Perfect Sex, with David M. Allen, the producer of The Cure and Sisters Of Mercy, it was released after some delay in 1994. Louis Pavlou left the band to join The Cure to record Wild Mood Swings. In November 1994, the unplugged album Muzak was released, recorded by Mic Jogwer and his sound engineer colleague Marc Williams in his London flat, it contains. In 1995, Pink Turns Blue disbanded. Mic Jogwer remarked that with the move to London, the band lost its musical orientation and spread itself too thin. Mic Jogwer made a career in the music and media industry producing websites. In April 2001, Mic Jogwer produced three songs with Violetta Superstar, the band of Brigid Anderson, released in October 2001 on a compilation CD.

The two formed an electronic duo called Orden and started to write songs together and recorded some Demos. Early 2003, Thomas Görnert, the manager of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, requested a performance of Orden and he addressed Mic Jogwer’s band Pink Turns Blue. Jogwer and Andersen persuaded Thomas Elbern, Reini Walter and Louis Pavlou into a one-off Re-Union show and Pink Turns Blue performed at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in June 2003. Following this, the band reformed and played as headliners at M'era Luna 2004; the restart was announced in combination with a greatest hits album called Re-Union. The seventh studio album Phoenix was recorded in Berlin in winter 2004/2005, mixed by Janez Križaj in Ljubljana and released in April 2005; the album received'album of the months awards' in three music magazines and spent eight weeks on chart position 3 in the German Alternative Charts. The eighth album, which came about in the same setting in fall/winter 2006/2007 followed in May 2007; the release was presented at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2007 and again got'album of the month awards', made it to chart position 37 of the annual German Alternative Charts.

In November 2009 the band recorded their ninth album Storm with the singles Storm Rider and Run From Me which made it to chart position 2 in the German Alternative Charts. Storm got critical acclai