Halle/Dessau-Wörlitz (dpa/sa) - The director position of the Dessau-Wörlitz Cultural Foundation cannot be filled for the time being. On Monday, the regional labor court in Halle rejected the appeal by the cultural foundation against a decision by the Dessau labor court. It decided in June in favor of the ex-director of the cultural foundation, Brigitte Mang. At that time, the cultural foundation was temporarily forbidden from filling the position. The Cultural Foundation appealed against this.
In March 2022, the board of trustees of the foundation decided in March 2022, as a result of a selection process among 16 applications, instead of the landscape architect Mang, to choose a cultural manager from Italy as the future director. Mang then went to court with a competitor protection lawsuit. The Cultural Foundation preserves the heritage of the 142 square kilometer Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.