Leigh Dodds Consulting Ltd

Barbican Arts Ontology

Development of a domain model and ontology for the Arts.

In September 2012 I undertook a project with Unthinkable Consulting who were working with the Barbican to develop a new digital strategy. A key component of that strategy was to be the creation of a rich domain model to describe the Barbican’s assets and activities. The model is intended to be a key component of a future digital presence for the Barbican.

The process of developing the domain model involved a series of workshops which brought together domain experts from across the entire organisation. The workshops had several goals:

These workshops were supplemented with additional review of Barbican information resources, and research of existing ontologies covering related areas.

The key deliverables for the project were:

Delivered: September 2012