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archaeologist , Museum curator

Dietrich Felix von Bothmer, Museum curator, archaeologist. Decorated Bronze Star, Purple Heart; Rhodes scholar Wadham College, 1938-1939; International House fellow University of California, Berkeley, 1940, Alfred B. Jordan fellow, 1940-1941, University fellow, 1941-1942; Martin Ryerson fellow University of Chicago, 1942-1943; Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow, 1966, honorary fellow Wadham College; Chevalier Légion d'Honneur, 1997.

Background

Bothmer, Dietrich Felix von was born on October 26, 1918 in Eisenach, Thuringia. Son of Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Carl and Marie Julie Auguste Karoline (Freiin von und zu Egloffstein) von Bothmer. came to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1944.

Education

Student, Friedrich Wilhelms U., Berlin, 1937-1938;student, Wadham College, Oxford, 1938-1939;diploma classical archaeology, University of Oxford, 1939;Doctor of Philosophy in Classical Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley, 1944;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Trier, 1997.

Career

Assistant curator Greek and Roman art, Metropolitan Museum Art, 1946-1951;associate curator, Metropolitan Museum Art, 1951-1959;curator, Metropolitan Museum Art, 1959-1973;chairman, Metropolitan Museum Art, 1973-1990;Distinguished research curator, Metropolitan Museum Art, since 1990. Adjunct Professor New York University, since 1966.

Works

Membership

Member Chancellor's Court of Benefactors, University of Oxford With Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Archaeol. Institute American (benefactor), Society Promotion Hellenic Studies (honorary), Deutsches Archaeol. Institute, Vereinigung der Freunde Antiker Kunst (Basle, Switzerland), Archaeologische Gesellschaft zu Berlin, Institut de France, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (associé), Piping Rock Club, Lyford Cay Club.

Connections

Married Joyce de la Bégassière, May 28, 1966. Children: Bernard Nicholas, Maria Elizabeth Villalba.

father:
Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Carl

mother:
Marie Julie Auguste Karoline (Freiin

spouse:
Joyce de la Bégassière

child:
Bernard Nicholas Bothmer

child:
Maria Elizabeth Villalba Bothmer