A museum in Poland’s capital city Warsaw is to hold an exhibition on gay love.

The National Museum’s exhibition will focus on male nudes and gay couples depicted in ancient sculpture and contemporary painting and photography.

Museum head Piotr Piotrowski told AP he was already aware of protests from various groups, despite the fact the exhibition has not yet opened.

It is scheduled to run between June 11th and September 5th.

Poland is deeply Catholic and conservative and human rights groups say it has a poor record on gay equality.

The late president Lech Kaczynski, who died in a plane crash in April, had been accused of homophobia on a number of occasions.

Homosexuality is legal in Poland but couples cannot adopt children and there is no legal recognition of their relationships.