The article discusses the problem of reorganisation of cultural institutions in the context of employment. The reorganisation of a cultural institution may take the form of a merger or split-up of institutions, and, in extreme cases, complete dissolution of such an entity. These forms of reorganisation are crucial for the employment relations inside the institution. Cultural institutions have legal personality, and they are separate from their founding bodies. Employees of cultural institutions also enjoy a special status: while their employment relations are governed by the provisions of the Labour Code, the specificity of work in cultural institutions is also governed by the provisions of the Act on the Organisation and Pursuit of Cultural Activities.