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The CNRS and ARCHEOVISION, in partnership with TGIR Huma-Num and the association of scientists serving Notre-Dame de Paris, make their infrastructures available to the scientific community and cultural heritage operators to gather all data related to Our -Dame de Paris, for conservation and sustainability purposes.

The very large number of initiatives that arose following the Notre-Dame fire has shown the need for scientific coordination in the management of the digital data of the cathedral. These data has to be at the service of the community to facilitate the study and to monitor the major reconstruction projects to come.

The CNRS, ARCHEOVISION and TGIR Huma-Num wish to associate to this project all the institutional or private actors that could contribute to its implementation.

Organization of an iconographic crowdsourcing plat-form


The CNRS and its Archeovision service unit are launching a call for contributions to collect all data related to Notre-Dame de Paris: 3D acquisitions, 3D modeling, digital or film photography games, videos, plans, sections, elevations, etc.

All of this data will be centralized and made available to the scientific community and cultural heritage operators for non-profit use.

Long term preservation and archiving data

Such a project can not be thought of without ensuring the sustainability of the collected and created data. This event highlighted the great disparity of storage of these data and hence their fragility.

This archiving action must be the role of a state institute. The infrastructures of the 3D Data National Repository for Humanities, operated by Archeovision and hosted by the TGIR Huma-Num, fully meet this objective.

Implementation of specific protocols for data processing

The processing and optimization of this vast amount of data is essential. Thanks to the computation capabilities of Huma-Num and in coordination with all the partners that will join such an initiative (such as researchers from LaBRI and Inria), the construction, registration, consolidation of dense colored 3D digital models using pre-existing and new models, photos, videos, … will be possible.

The resulting digital models will provide  current scientific researchers and cultural heritage operators and,  future generations with essential  information for current and later studies of the structures of Notre-Dame.

For any deposit, information or request for collaboration


The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is one of the most important research institutions in the world. To meet the great challenges present and to come, its scientists are exploring the living, the material, the universe and the functioning of human societies. Internationally recognized for the excellence of its scientific work, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development as well as for the general public.



Created in 1993, Archeovision (UMS 3657 CNRS / Bordeaux University Montaigne / University of Bordeaux) carries out expertises, issues recommendations, supports the holders of 3D projects in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) and offers solutions for 3D data preservation.

A major scientific actor in 3D digitization, SIG3D, or the rendering of missing sites, Archeovision also produces films, interactive interfaces, as well as Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality experiences for valorization and scientific mediation.



Huma-Num (UMS 3598 CNRS / Aix Marseille University / Campus Condorcet) is a very large research infrastructure (TGIR) aiming to facilitate the digital turn of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). At the heart of the Digital Humanities, it is built on an original organization consisting of implementing a human (collective consultation) and technological (sustainable digital services) system at the national and European levels, relying on a large network partners and operators.



The Bordelais Laboratory for Research in Computer Science –  LaBRI (UMR 5800 CNRS / University of Bordeaux / ENSEIRB) has more than 270 members, half of whom are researchers and teacher-researchers from the two Universities of Bordeaux, CNRS and INRIA.


The activities of the members of the laboratory are mainly related to the following topics:


  • Combinatoire et algorithmique
    • Combinatoire énumérative et algébrique
    • Graphes et optimisation
    • Algorithmique distribuée
  • Image et son
    • Traitement et analyse d’image
    • Acquisition et rendu
    • Son et interaction
  • Méthodes formelles
    • Modélisation et vérification
    • Logiques, graphes et langages
    • Logique, linguistique et informatique
  • Modèles et algorithmes pour la bio-informatique et la visualisation d’informations
    • Biologie computationnelle
    • Exploration Visuelle et Analytique de DOnnées MassivEs
  • Supports et algorithmes pour les applications numériques hautes performances
    • Algorithmique et applications hautes performances
    • Supports exécutifs hautes performances
    • Phoenix
  • Programmation, réseaux et systèmes ;
    • COMET (Convergence et Optimisation des Media et des rÉseaux de Télécoms)
    • Mobilité, ubiquité, sécurité. Cette équipe, dirigée par le professeur Serge Chaumette, travaille notamment sur les systèmes de drones collaboratifs.
    • Génie logiciel

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