After working as a lawyer and taking courses in "Méthodes d'expertise des objets d'art et du marché de l'art" at the Université Panthéon-Assas (DU - 2019), Pauline Deschamps-Kahn continues her studies in the history of Italian Renaissance painting, at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE/PSL). She is the author of a dissertation on "Les dessins sous-jacents des peintres florentins de la première moitié du XVIe siècle" ("The underlying drawings of Florentine painters in the first half of the 16th century"). Her doctoral thesis, entitled "La Caractérisation et la cartographie des pigments et liants pour la représentation des étoffes dans les tableaux italiens de la première moitié du XVIe siècle" (The characterization and mapping of pigments and binders for the representation of fabrics in Italian paintings from the first half of the 16th century) explores both the use of pigments available to Cinquecento painters, and the pictorial practices of their workshops. Since 2023, Pauline Deschamps-Kahn has been attached to the French Museums Laboratory (C2RMF) for the forensic aspects of its research.
After completing an internship with the scientific consultancy AGALMATA in 2020, she is now collaborating, under Dr Laure Chevalier's supervision, on the scientific study of The Madonna Chatron, as well as several graphic productions.