In October 2010 the museum M organised the exhibition Mayombe, masters of magic on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Congolese independence. At the same time, they issued a catalogue edited by Jo Tollebeek, together with Mark Derez, Liesbet Nys, Eline van Assche, Hein Vanhee en Anne Verbrugge. This book has now been awarded with the important Prix international du livre d’art tribal. The internationally renowned French Tribal Art Magazine allied itself with the prestigious auction house Sotheby’s, and assembled a jury of mainly Parisian specialists. This jury rewarded this substantial and magnificently published book with the award for showing the colourful and at times surprising objects from Mayombe, a region north of the river Congo, as well as for putting them into their historical, artistic and etnographic context.