11/21/2006
 
Veteran Development Officer Joins Staff of Holocaust Museum Houston
 

HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 21, 2006) – A veteran development officer with a background at international art and museum-related organizations has joined the staff of Holocaust Museum Houston.

Diane McMaster will serve as the Museum’s new director of development, overseeing fund-raising activities for the 10-year-old institution.

McMaster most recently served as director of advancement for the Awty International School, which is the second largest international school in the nation. Prior to assuming that position, she served as executive director of the Executive Service Corps of Houston and as director of development for science and engineering at Rice University. From 2000 to 2001, she served as assistant director of The Asia Society.

A former resident of Hong Kong, she served on the board of the Friends of the Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1998 to 1999 while working in the Asian Art Department at Christie’s in Hong Kong.

She also served on the executive board of the Asian Art Society of Australia from 1997 to 1998 and served in the volunteer position of membership director for Friends of the Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

McMaster is a graduate of California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo and undertook graduate work at Southern Illinois State University.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004.

For more information, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

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Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 26, 2014), D-Day (June 6, 2014), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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