Log In

James Willmott Borcoman Edit Profile

Museum curator

James Willmott Borcoman, Museum curator. Recipient prize distinguished achievement photographic history Photographic History Society New York, 1977, seal City of Arles, 1977. Served with Canada Army and Royal Canadian Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Society Photographic Education (director 1969-1973), Canada Museum Association (council 1967-1969).

Background

Borcoman, James Willmott was born on January 17, 1926 in Canada. Son of Constant James and Dorothy Hatton (Willmott) Borcoman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with honours, U. N.B., 1955; teaching fellow, postgraduate scholar, U. B.C., 1955-1956; Master of Fine Arts in History of Photography, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1971.

Career

Education officer, then director exhibitions and education, National Gallery Canada, 1960-1969; curator photography, National Gallery Canada, 1971-1994; curator emeritus, National Gallery Canada. Adjunct Professor photography U. Ottawa, 1971-1975. Honorary Adjunct Professor Arizona State University, since 1985, chairman history photography seminar, Arles, France, 1977, 80.

Membership

Served with Canada Army and Royal Canadian Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Society Photographic Education (director 1969-1973), Canada Museum Association (council 1967-1969).

Connections

Married Therese Jomphe, November 3, 1956. 1 child, Sophie.

father:
Constant James Borcoman

mother:
Dorothy Hatton (Willmott) Borcoman

spouse:
Therese Jomphe

child:
Sophie Borcoman