James H. Lide
Gallagher & Associates, LLC
James is the Director of Interpretation at Gallagher & Associates, LLC. Prior to joining the company, he worked at History Associates for 28 years, departing the company as Vice President of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning. He has managed more than one hundred exhibit projects for museums, cultural institutions, government agencies, and corporations. He has also directed specialized historical research projects, such as documenting the Atlantic slave trade and slavery in the United States; researching World War II-era claims arising from looted art; investigating forced labor practices in Germany; and researching Holocaust assets.
James earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors degrees in history and economics. He received a master of studies in European history from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in European history from the University of Maryland at College Park. James was a Fulbright scholar in Morocco, and his language skills include French, Italian, Spanish, and Modern Standard Arabic.