LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Museum of Art officials say changes to Moody’s Investors Service methodology have more to do with a recent downgrade than anything the museum did.

Moody’s downgraded LACMA’s underlying rating from A2 to A3 on Aug. 10, a move that affects $383 million of outstanding bonds, and retained a negative outlook, partly based on the museum’s high leverage relative to both revenues and balance sheet resources.

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