Art Historian, Curator, Appraiser
Diala Toure, former curator of collections at the James Lewis Museum of Art in Baltimore, has consulted with world-class institutions such as the National Museum of African and Oceanic Art in Paris, the Barnes Foundation, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. She has given lectures on African art and African American art at Georgetown University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the Smithsonian, the Detroit Institute of Art, the American Society of Appraisers, and the American Association of Appraisers. She served as an international consultant to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Toure received her MA and PhD from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.