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Bernard V. Bothmer

Bernard V. Bothmer, art historian, Egyptologist. Fulbright Research fellow Egypt, 1954-1956, 63-64.

Background

  • Bothmer, Bernard V. was born on October 13, 1912 in Charlottenburg, Germany. Naturalized, 1944. Son of Willy and Marie (Freiin von und zu Egloffstein) von Bothmer.

  • Education

    • Student, University Berlin, 1936. Student, University Bonn-am-Rhein, 1932.

    Career

    • Assistant Egyptian department State Museum, Berlin, Germany, 1932-1938. Staff Office of War Information, New York City, 1942-1943. Foreign language section War Department, 1943.

      With military intelligence United States Army, European Theatre of Operations, 1944-1946. Assistant department Egyptian art Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1946-1953, assistant curator, 1954-1956. Assistant treasurer American Research Center in Egypt, Inc., 1950-1956, field director Egypt, 1954-1956.

      General secretary American Institute of Architects, 1952-1954. Assistant curator ancient art Brooklyn Museum, 1956-1958, associate curator, 1958-1964, curator ancient art, 1964-1972, curator Egyptian and Classical art, 1972-1977, chairman department Egyptian and classical art, 1978-1982. Vice-director museum, 1969-1970.

      Keeper of Wilbour Collection, from 1974. Adjunct professor fine arts Institute Fine Arts New York University, 1960-1978. Professor fine arts Institute Fine Arts New York University, 1978-1982, Lila Acheson Wallace professor Ancient Egyptian art, from 1982.

      Member Commission for Cultural Affairs of City of New York, 1978-1981.

    Membership

    Member Sister City Committee (Cairo) of City of New York, since 1988. Served with Intelligence Corps Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Member American Association Museum, Archaeol.

    Institute American (general secretary 1952-1954), Egypt Exploration Society, Compagnie de la Toison d'Or (Dijon, France), American Research Center Egypt, College Art Association, International Council Museum, International Association Egyptologists.

    Connections

    • Married Norma-Jean Koplin, October 18, 1951. Children: Yvette Marina, Nicolas B. (deceased), 1 stepchild, Yemina Marie-Claude Katan.
    • father: Willy Freiin
    • mother: Marie (Freiin
    • spouse: Norma-Jean Koplin
    • children: Yvette Marina Bothmer
    • Nicolas B. Bothmer (deceased)
    • 1 stepchild Bothmer
    • Yemina Marie-Claude Katan Bothmer
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    Born October 13, 1912
    Died November 24, 1993
    (aged 81)
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    • 1936
      University Berlin
    • 1932
      University Bonn-am-Rhein
    • 1932 - 1938
      Assistant, Egyptian department State Museum
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1942 - 1943
      staff Office of War Information
    • 1943
      foreign language section War Department
    • 1944 - 1946
      with military intelligence United States Army
    • 1946 - 1953
      assistant, department Egyptian art Museum Fine Arts
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1950 - 1956
      assistant, treasurer American Research Center in Egypt
    • 1952 - 1954
      general secretary, American Institute of Architects
    • 1956 - 1958
      assistant, curator ancient art Brooklyn Museum
    • 1958 - 1964
      assistant, curator ancient art Brooklyn Museum
    • 1960 - 1978
      adjunct professor, fine arts Institute Fine Arts New York University
    • 1964 - 1972
      assistant, curator ancient art Brooklyn Museum
    • 1969 - 1970
      vice-director museum
    • 1972 - 1977
      assistant, curator ancient art Brooklyn Museum
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