In March 2015 one of the most renowned Swiss artists passed away at the tender age of 106. Hans Erni was a painter, graphic designer, illustrator and sculptor, who was born in Lucerne and spent the 30's in Berlin and Paris. He went on to design new Swiss bank notes which were printed but never brought into circulation, due to the suspicion that Erni was a communist. As a social and political activist, he fought for women's sufferage and nuclear disarmament and was commissioned to paint murals by the Red Cross, IOC and the UN. His work covers themes such as sport, technical developments, peace and mythology. The museum in the grounds of the transport museum makes the link between art and technical developments. Over 300 works spanning seven decades offer a good overview of this tireless artist's creations. The museum also has a painting corner for kids.