April 6, 2018

Colloquium Speaker: Toni Hiley


Toni Hiley is the CIA Museum Director, Center for the Study of Intelligence.

Ms. Hiley holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Maryland, European Division and received her museum training through the Smithsonian and the US Army’s Center for Military History. She joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999 where she directs the operations of the CIA Museum.




Colloquium Topic: The Art of Intelligence

CIA's mission is to go where others cannot go.  CIA's Intelligence Art Collection's mission is to go where CIA Museum cannot go. Artifacts in the museum serve as tangible links to the Agency's past.  When it has no artifacts -something that is not unusual in this secret business- an historical painting can fix a moment in time and invite the viewer to visually experience what it was like to be the person on the spot. Ms. Hiley will discuss several of the key historical paintings in the collection and the fascinating history behind the operations this world-class art collection commemorates.