Ottawa Citizen

Researcher found guilty in Gould artifacts case



A jury in New York City convicted a Texas researcher of possessing items stolen from Library and Archives Canada that were once owned by Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. Barbara Moore, 62, of Austin, was convicted in Manhattan yesterday of two misdemeano­ur counts of criminal possession of stolen property. Prosecutor­s said Ms. Moore stole the items — including sound and video recordings, published and unpublishe­d writings, correspond­ence and personal items such as hats and gloves — while doing research on Mr. Gould in the late 1980s. “ We look forward to the repatriati­on of the artifacts,” Rina Pantalony, a lawyer with the Canadian Department of Justice, said after the verdict. “ We’re extremely indebted and grateful to the people of New York.” Last December, Library and Archives Canada was tipped off by Kevin Bazzana, a Gould scholar from Victoria, B. C., that an item from its collection was being offered for sale on a Manhatten memorabili­a dealer’s website. Ms. Moore is to be sentenced Dec. 13.

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