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Role of photographic agency

The photograph bureau of the Centre des monuments nationaux has a rich collection of nearly 450,000 photographs directly associated with the history of the establishment, successor to the Caisse nationale des monuments historiques et des sites.

This exceptional ensemble of documents, regularly updated, is not only an interesting source of information for professionals working in the field of photography but also individuals, art historians, architects, etc. eager to find an abundant iconography of architecture from prehistoric sites through to the present day. The images of the monuments’ collections whether they are of paintings, drawings, sculptures, books and prints or furniture, are another significant part of the collection.

Also noteworthy is the presence of original heritage collections such as the Ganne Collection, John and Albert Seeberger, Emeric Feher, Jean Sabrier, René-Jacques and Jean Feuillie which are remarkable documentary and visual arts testaments of a changing environment.

The Photographic bureau of the Centre des monuments nationaux markets its collections in the form of high definition digital files via its website Regards

To answer the wide range of editorial, research and exhibition requests, the team of the photographic bureau is at your disposal to help you in your iconographic research.


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