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Bernard V. Bothmer Edit Profile

egyptologist , art historian

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, 1931-1932, 32-36;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, Museum Fine Arts, 1954-1956;assistant treasurer, American Research Center in Egypt, Inc., 1950-1956;field director, American Research Center in Egypt, Inc., Egypt, 1954-1956;general secretary, American Institute of Architects, 1952-1954;assistant curator ancient art, Brooklyn Museum, 1956-1958;associate curator, Brooklyn Museum, 1958-1964;curator ancient art, Brooklyn Museum, 1964-1972;curator Egyptian and Classical art, Brooklyn Museum, 1972-1977;department chairman Egyptian and classical art, Brooklyn Museum, 1978-1982;vice-director music, 1969-1970;Keeper of Wilbour Collection, since 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, Institute Fine Arts New York University, since 1982. Member Common 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

child:
Yvette Marina Bothmer

child:
Nicolas B. Bothmer (deceased)

child:
1 stepchild Bothmer

child:
Yemina Marie-Claude Katan Bothmer