Abstract : Cultural heritage is increasingly put through imaging systems such as multispectral cameras and 3D scanners. Though these acquisition systems are often used independently, they collect complementary information (spectral vs. spatial) used for the study, archiving and visualization of cultural heritage. Recording 3D and multispectral data in a single coordinate system enhances the potential insights in data analysis. Wepresent the state of the art of such acquisition systems and their applications for the study of cultural her- itage. Wealso describe existing registration techniques that can be used to obtain 3D models with multispec- tral texture and explore the idea of optically tracking acquisition systems to ensure an easy and precise registration.