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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.


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.


Student, University Berlin, 1931-1932, 32-36;student, University Bonn-am-Rhein, 1932.


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.


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.


Married Norma-Jean Koplin, October 18, 1951. Children: Yvette Marina, Nicolas B. (deceased), 1 stepchild, Yemina Marie-Claude Katan.

Willy Freiin

Marie (Freiin

Norma-Jean Koplin

Yvette Marina Bothmer

Nicolas B. Bothmer (deceased)

1 stepchild Bothmer

Yemina Marie-Claude Katan Bothmer