“The trustees of the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust learned of Joel’s death with great sadness. The wisdom and enthusiasm he brought to the Trust has been invaluable, and he will be sorely missed by us all. We will all remember him for his unique combination of razor sharp intellect and boundless generosity of spirit, as we know will the many other organisations and individuals whose lives were all the richer for knowing him. He was a true friend to Swindon. Our thoughts are with Vanetta and the family.”

Robert Hiscox, chair of the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust